Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My Favorite Shrub- Corylus americana

American Filbert or Hazelnut

Every season brings something new with this Native Shrub.
In spring I can't help petting the cute fuzzy pinkish new stems and leaves.
In summer I marvel at the clean green leaves.
In late summer to fall I watch the hazelnuts emerge in their pale frilly coats dry and turn into an edible nut.
In fall the colors are astounding ranging from soft pastel yellow, orange and pink, to bright and bold shades of gold, tangerine, and cherry red.

Beyond beauty, this shrub is useful for many sites and tolerates urban conditions.

We have Corylus in 24in/#5 and 30-36in/#7, give us a call or email if we can help you find some!