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Plant Name:

American Hazelnut

Scientific Name:

Corylus americana


American Hazelnut is a deciduous shrub with rounded, serrated leaves and edible hazelnuts.


Forests, woodlands, open areas, hedgerows


Provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, mammals, and insects. The nuts are consumed by wildlife and humans.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.


American Hazelnut has culinary uses and is often used in baking and confections. It can also be grown as a hedge or used in naturalistic landscaping.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Nuts (hazelnuts) can be eaten raw or used in cooking

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Fun Facts:

American Hazelnut is an important food source for many wildlife species, including squirrels, deer, and birds. It has a long history of human consumption and is commonly used in a variety of dishes.

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