Corylus cornuta

Growing Information

Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight: Full, partial
Soils: Medium-dry to Moist, well-drained
Bloom Time: February, March
Size: 3-8ft tall

A true Cape Cod native shrub. Foliage turns bright yellow in fall. Male catkins appear before the leaves. Flowers are inconspicuous pinky-purple and are wind pollinated. The nuts are enclosed in a husk that extends beyond the nut to form the “beak.” Nuts are a favorite of wildlife.  Its long catkins are a welcome sight in the garden in late winter. It is an attractive shrub in a woodland garden.

Garden Companions

Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis); Padoga Dogwood (Cornus alterniflora); Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Nature Benefits

• Nuts are favorite of wildlife

Natural Habitat

Forests, and forest edges.

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