Hazelnut Beaked #2

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Botanical Name: Corylus Cornuta

The hardiest species of hazelnut, this is an upright understory shrub that produces sweet tasty nuts sheathed in a distinctive beak-like husk, fruit production can be sparse, best used as a background shrub or in naturalized plantings

Plant Categories: Shrub, Nut Shrub, Edible, Fruit, Nut & Berry Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Plant Height
8 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
7 Feet


Appropriate For Xeriscape Plantings

Native Plant

Has Edible Parts

In stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone2a
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime
Fruit Tree Pollinator RequirementBetter With Pollinator


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormUpright Spreading


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryHazelnut
Landscape ApplicationScreening, Naturalizing, Orchard


Planting & Growing

Beaked Hazelnut will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This plant is typically grown in a designated edibles garden. It performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

Features & Attributes

Beaked Hazelnut has dark green deciduous foliage on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The serrated pointy leaves turn yellow in fall. It produces brown nuts in mid fall.

This is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Aside from its primary use as an edible, Beaked Hazelnut is sutiable for the following landscape applications:

Hedges/Screening, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens, Orchard/Edible Landscaping

Edible Qualities

Beaked Hazelnut is a medium-sized shrub that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces brown nuts which are usually ready for picking from early to mid fall. The nuts have a sweet taste.

The nuts are most often used in the following ways:

Fresh Eating