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Beaked Hazelnut vs Purple Leaf Sand Cherry

Corylus cornuta

Prunus x cistena

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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.

Purple Leaf Sand Cherry 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 can be susceptible to pests and diseases in more humid areas; a typical life span is approximately 15 years. Not suitable for a privacy hedge on its own but is often alternated with lilacs. Often used 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

Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: purpleleaf sandcherry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no