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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 20 feet
Plant Spread: 20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Wind
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Beaked Hazelnut
  • Beaked Hazel
  • Beaked Filbert

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photo credit: Albert Herring
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2017-10-26
Fall color is a brilliant yellow.

photo credit: BlueCanoe
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2013-05-11

USDA photo
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on May 21, 2013 2:26 PM concerning plant:
    Native from British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to California, Colorago, Missouri, Ohio, and Georgia. Often found in the Pacific NW where red alders grow and looks quite similar. The hazelnut has a clumping habit and does not get as tall as the alder. It also does not appear to tolerate as much wet feet as the alder will. Attracts warblers, grosbeaks, woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, sparrows, crows, jays, nuthatches and thrashers.

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