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Corylus Americana

Botanical Name:

Corylus americana

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Various moist to dry, well-drained soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Edible, Native Plant, Shrub

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

6-12 ft.

Flower

There are separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Several female flowers bloom together from a small swollen bud that is surrounded by protective bracts with only the red stigmata showing beyond the bracts. The male flowers are showier in 2-4 inch long yellow to yellow-brown catkins. Bloom time is winter and early spring.

Fruit

Female flowers develop into a small cluster of nuts enclosed by two protective bracts that turn brown when the nuts are ripe. Nuts are 1/2 inch in size. Display time is late summer and fall., Light brown

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Fagales

Family

Betulaceae

Genus

Corylus

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