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Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Corylus
                        Specie: americana

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Mid-green leaves turn yellow in autumn; pale yellow catkins on bare branches

Uses: Shrub borders Autumn color Winter silhouette

Zones: 4-8

Description: This deciduous shrub, a native of eastern North America, growing to about 10 ft (3 m), is very similar in habit and form to the common hazel, Corylus avellana. However the oval leaves are larger and the nuts completely enclosed in their long husks.

Growth Habit: Thicket-like suckering habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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