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Beaked Hazelnut vs Western Sand Cherry

Corylus cornuta

Prunus pumila var besseyi

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Beaked Hazelnut
Western 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.

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

Western Sand Cherry is known for its unique, leathery grey-green foliage and beautiful white blossoms. It is a popular ornamental shrub in parks and front yards. Both you and the wildlife will love its edible small dark red to purple cherries.

Due to its small stature and spreading qualities, Western Sandcherry is suitable as an underplanting or groundcover.

Many people graft plum and cherry varieties to Western Sand Cherry and use it as rootstock. It is also popular to graft hardy apricots to.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

WESTERN SAND CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $12.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 2a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Berries: small purple cherries
Flowers: white
Nuts: small, wildlife attracting
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: low





Other Names: beaked hazel