Corylus americana

Common name: American Filbert

Native plant

One of my favorite plants. The nut it produces is edible, a point upon which Euell Gibbons and I agree. Filbert likes as least half-day sun and good garden soil. A harbinger of spring, when male catkins elongate 2-3 inches and release puffs of pollen. The female flower is slightly bigger than the head of a ballpoint pen. Excellent red, yellow, and orange fall color. Many people tell me their filbert never produces seed. All filberts will produce seed, although you have a better chance if you have 3 or more plants. You must pick the seed by September 1 or the varmints will pick them for you!


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, New Construction, Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Orange Red


Mature height
8 Feet
Mature width
8 Feet
Max height
12 Feet
Max width
12 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds

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