Beaked Hazelnut

Beaked Hazelnut Corylus Cornuta

The beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) is found in the far northeast corner of Iowa.

Habitat: Grows native on moist slopes and bluffs in northeast Iowa.

Hardiness: Zones 4 though 8  

Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Shape: Globular or mounded mid-height shrub

Height: 8 feet

Width: 4-7 feet

Site Requirements: Best suited in sandy soil with little competition from grass.

Flowering Dates: Mid-March through Early April

Seed Dispersal Dates: Late August through Late September

Seed Bearing Age: 2-3 years 

Seed Bearing Frequency: Yearly 

Seed Stratification: Planting in fall is recommended