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Beaked Hazelnut vs Dwarf Birch

Corylus cornuta

Betula pumila

Beaked Hazelnut
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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.

Dwarf Birch, also known as Bog Birch for its common occurrence in wet areas, is a small deciduous shrub native to North America.

Common in riparian zones and boreal forests across Western Canada. It is a common reclamation species.

This species is often used by local artisans to twist into shapes like willow and make decorative hearts, circles, etc.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

DWARF BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow
Fall colour: red-orange
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium



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




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