Shrub--Grows 10-15 feet; 8- to 13-foot spread
Spring blooms red or brown; summer hazelnuts
Part shade, shade; medium water
Attracts birds and squirrels
Photo: Steven Katovich
An easy-to-grow shrub that in summer produces hazelnuts 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. Fall color ranges from bright yellow to shades of orange, red and purple.