Shrub--Grows 10-15 feet; 8- to 13-foot spread
Light: Part shade, shade
Attracts birds and squirrels
Landscape: Open areas where it can be allowed to spread; hedge
Plant in multiples to ensure pollination
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Pollinator value: Low. Larval host to more than a dozen moth species.
An easy-to-grow shrub that in summer produces hazelnuts, harvested in fall, that can be roasted and eaten, ground into flour or left for the birds and squirrels. Makes a great screen or hedge and also grows well in open woodland areas where it can stretch out.
Yellowish-brown catkins appear late winter. Fall color ranges from bright yellow to shades of orange, red and purple.