American Filbert
(Corylus americana)
5 Gallon Container


Availability: In stock

  • Grows 10 to 16 feet tall
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Medium moisture
  • Blooms in early spring
  • Provides nuts for wildlife, including squirrels and birds
  • Excellent cover and nesting sites for birds
  • Larval host plant to at least 129 species of butterflies and moths
  • Produces edible nuts known as American hazelnuts
  • Nuts ripen in late summer to early fall
  • Leaves turn yellow to red in the fall
  • Tolerant of a range of soil types
  • Can form thickets through suckering
  • Ideal for naturalized areas, hedgerows, and wildlife gardens
  • Prevents erosion
  • Filters pollutants out of groundwater
  • Two shrubs need to cross pollinate to create fruit

All shrubs and trees must be picked up at the Lyons Township Community Center, 6404 Joliet Rd, Countryside, on either Friday, September 20th, between 1 PM and 3 PM, or Saturday, September 21st, from 9 AM to 11 AM. Please note that all orders are non-refundable.

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