Corylus americana

American Filbert

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium to fast
Mature Height - 15-18'
Mature Width - 10-12' wide
Longevity - 50-100 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious male in catkins 1.5-3." long yellowish brown in March. Female inconspicuous rich red.
Fruit - Involucre 1” long, containing a nut 0.50" long, September - October.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Usually of negligible importance, muddy-yellow sometimes red tint.
Bark - Young branches glandular-pubescent brown
Other Features - Twisted branches. Squirrels love the nuts. Probably not a good choice for smaller landscapes.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant balled/burlapped or container grown in well drained loamy soil, full sun to light shade. Tends to sucker needs to be pruned.
Native Habitat - New England to Saskatchewan, south to Florida. Zones 4-9.
Diseases and Insects - Blight, crown gall, black knot leaf spots, Japanese leaf hopper, scales. No extensive problems.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 117

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Filbert.
- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Corylus.
- Other plants of the species Corylus americana.