Beaked Hazel - Corylus Cornuta - A shrub for the North -

Beaked Hazel - Corylus Cornuta - A shrub for the North

Hazel shrub in the North? Yes, Hazel in the North! The beaked hazel is a nut shrub that prefers sun but can tolerate some shade.

1-3 Feetsold-out$20.00$0.00
10 x 1-3 Feetsold-out$150.00$0.00


The Beaked Hazel (Corylus cornuta) is a shrub that will not grow more than 2.5 metres (8 feet) high, making this a good tree to plant under the electric lines! By planting them every 2 metres (6 feet) apart, you will create a beautiful hedge around or in front of your property, a good alternative to the cedar hedge. Planting them closer, like every 1 metre (3 feet) apart, will fill the space faster. The Beaked Hazel is a native shrub and will grow naturally where there is shade. However, keep in mind that although it will survive with some shade (not all day shade!) the nut production will be heavily reduced. To make your shrub yield high quantities of nuts, plant it in an area exposed to all-day sun.


To reap any nuts, you must plant at least two Beaked Hazel shrubs that have a different genetic. It's as simple as that!  We propagate our nut trees with seeds, where each hazel shrub is then genetically different from the other one. When you order two Beaked Hazel from our nursery, you will be receiving two genetically different beaked hazel that can pollinate each other. Please note that Beaked Hazel and Hazelbert are incompatible for cross-pollination.

The nuts

Although small in size, the Beaked Hazelnuts are tasty. If you are in an extremely cold area like zone 2, you can expect a yield of 5-6 Kg per tree. If living in a zone 3 or warmer area, we suggest trying the Hazelbert as it produces bigger nuts, unless you are creating a native trees and shrubs project.

Height at maturity2.5 metres (8 feet)
Spacing2 metres (6 feet)
Hardiness zone2
Sun / shadeSun
HarvestMid-August to early-September
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorBrown shell / Cream nut
Years to bear fruit4
PollinationCross-pollination (you need 2)
Latin nameCorylus cornuta
Average diameter of fruit
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