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Beaked Hazelnut vs Shiny Cotoneaster (Hedge Cotoneaster)

Corylus cornuta

Cotoneaster lucidius

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Beaked Hazelnut
Shiny Cotoneaster (Hedge Cotoneaster)

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.

The Shiny Cotoneaster (Hedge Cotoneaster) is a dense, deciduous shrub that gets its name from the glossy dark green leaves that turn an eye-catching mix of red and purple in the fall.
It produces small, pink flowers in spring and by late summer they are followed by red berries that ripen to black. This plant is great for attracting wildlife as it is loved by both birds and butterflies.

While the Shiny Cotoneaster does produce berries, they are inedible to humans. This plant takes pruning and shearing well, making it easy to shape to your liking and is a great choice for a hedge or privacy screen in your yard.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

SHINY COTONEASTER (HEDGE COTONEASTER) QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: mix of yellow scarlet, red, purple
Flowers: small, pale pink
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none



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

Toxicity: may cause stomach upset

Other Names: beaked hazel
Other Names: hedge cotoneaster, shiny leaf cotoneaster