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Beaked Hazelnut vs Horse Chestnut

Corylus cornuta

Aesculus hippocastanum

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Beaked Hazelnut
Horse Chestnut

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.

Note: You want more than one hazelnut to improve yields.

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



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

Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.

Other Names: beaked hazel


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes