Hazelnut, American

Size: 2-3'

Age: (1-0)


This tree grows 1-2' per year, reaching 15-18’ in height with a spread of 10-12’. The American Hazelnut prefers dry to moist sandy or loamy soil, but it is able to grow in acidic, alkaline, rich, well-drained and clay soils. It is also drought tolerant. Red flowers and yellow-brown catkins are produced, but this tree cannot self-pollinate so multiple trees should be planted to ensure nut production. Its leaves are deep green in summer, and turn yellow to red-purple in the fall. It can take up to 2-3 years after planting to bear nuts. The nuts attract wildlife such as squirrels, deer, turkeys, woodpeckers, pheasants, grouse, quail, and jays.


Full sun-partial shade - Minimum 4 hrs./day of sunlight

Hazelnut, American

Bundle Quantity

  • All seedling sizes are provided by our supplier and reflect the average size of the seedlings received. Sizes of each individual seedling may vary from the size listed under the product. Genesee Conservation District is not responsible for any size discrepancies.

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Genesee Conservation District

Office hours 8am-4:30pm


Closed federal holidays

Staff are working remotely at this time and may be contacted by email

Main: 1525 N. Elms Rd. 

Flint, MI 48532

Ph: 810.230.8766 x3

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Ste. 207

Flint, MI 48502

Ph: 810.820.2681

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