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Beaked Hazelnut vs Bitternut Hickory

Corylus cornuta

Carya cordiformis

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Beaked Hazelnut
Bitternut Hickory

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.

Bitternut Hickory is a large deciduous tree that makes a great shade tree for yards and parks. This tree is native to Eastern North America. Although it produces nuts, they are bitter and inedible. Some consider this wood to be the best flavour for smoking meats.

Plant Bitternut Hickory in it’s forever home. It is difficult to transplant due to its long taproot, and may not survive.

The wood is strong and has historically been used for wheels, ladders, and furniture.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

BITTERNUT HICKORY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $16.29
Zone: 2a
Zone: 4a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 13 m (42 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Bark: ridged, durable
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Nuts: bitter
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: low
Suckering: high



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


Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: swamp hickory