Shrub--Grows 10-15 feet; 8- to 13-foot spread

Light: Part shade, shade

Soil: Medium 

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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3 Gallons
  • 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.