The American hazelnut (also known as the American filbert) is a native shrub of the eastern United States. The tasty nuts are highly prized by cooks for their easy-to-crack shells and small, sweet kernel. Squirrels love them as well ... most likely for the same reasons. Hazelnut hedges can be used as windbreaks, visual screens, and to attract wildlife.
- Produces small, sweet nuts
- Provides good windbreak
- Must plant two shrubs for pollination
Height: 15 - 18'
Spread: 10 - 12'
Spacing: 40 - 60'
Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours) or Part Sun (4 to 6 Hours)