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Belton, MO 64012
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Corylus americana

American Filbert

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Corylus americana (American Filbert)

A deciduous multi-stemmed shrub with dark green leaves that forms a rounded thicket. In spring, 2-3 inch long, yellow-brown catkins bloom. In July, female flowers mature into egg-shaped, 1/2 in. long, edible nuts which taste like European filberts and are eaten by a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Fall color is quite beautiful and can include orange, rose, purple-red and yellow all on a single plant. Will sucker and spread.

Additional Information:


Height
10-16 Feet

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Spread
8-13 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
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Good Companions
Wild Plum (Prunus americana), Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa), Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana), Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU-

Nature Attracting

Songbird

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Birds
Nesting
Cover
Food/Small Animals