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Beaked Hazelnut vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Corylus cornuta

Prunus x cistena

Beaked Hazelnut
Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

The Purple Leaf Sandcherry provides bright reddish-purple leaves that turn bronze-green in the fall. In the spring, tiny flowers with a pinkish white hue bloom. The flowers are small, but the impact comes from the shrub blossoming all at once. The Purple leaf sand cherry is susceptible to pests and diseases; a typical life span is approximately 10 - 15 years. Not suitable for a privacy hedge but good as an accent plant that attracts birds and bees.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

PURPLE LEAF SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: dark red
Flowers: produces single pinkish flowers
Bark: smooth dark red to purple bark
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts

Toxicity: the leaves and seed contain small amounts of hydrogen cyanide but are seldom consumed in any quantity



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