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Beaked Hazelnut vs Witch Hazel

Corylus cornuta

Hamamelis virginiana

Beaked Hazelnut
Witch Hazel

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.

Witch Hazel is a deciduous shrub, or small tree, with a short trunk, bearing numerous spreading, crooked branches.

The seeds grow in a long, wooden pod with two to four seeds per pod. Upon ripening, the pods burst, firing the seeds up to 30km an hour.

The leaf and bark extract of Witch Hazel has been used as a remedy to common ailments such as inflammation, bruises and much more for many centuries.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

WITCH HAZEL QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $14.99
Lowest Price: $9.99
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Nuts: small, wildlife attracting
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium





Other Names: beaked hazel