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Common Snowberry vs European Hazelnut

Symphoricarpos albus

Corylus avellana

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Common Snowberry
European Hazelnut

Common Snowberry is a small deciduous shrub with characteristic white to pink flowers and clusters of white fruit.

This North American native species is very adaptable, and can be used for erosion control in riparian and restoration areas. Snowberry's fruit attracts wildlife, and livestock can consume the berries without issue.

Note: This difficult to grow species is not regularly scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. If there aren't seedlings available for purchase, try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

European Hazelnut is a large shrub that is native to Europe. It is known for its edible nuts that ripen in late summer to early fall. The nuts can be eaten raw or roasted and have a sweet, earthy flavour. Nut production can start as early as 2-3 years but typically takes until at least 4 years for significant yields.

Catkins appear in late winter to early spring and as they release pollen it attracts bees and other pollinators. Since male and female flowers bloom at different times, multiple shrubs will have to be planted for cross pollination. It is recommended to plant European Hazelnut with other hazelnut varieties such as Beaked Hazelnut, Frank, Yamhill, and York. Planting with other varieties will increase nut production.

COMMON SNOWBERRY QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $20.99
Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Catkins: yes
Berries: white waxy berries
Flavor: sweet, with an earthy taste
Harvest: late summer - early fall
Flowers: pink to white flowers in spring
Bark: red-brown shredded bark
Nuts: woody shelled with thin brown skin
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: berries toxic to humans


Other Names: common snowberry
Other Names: cobnut, common filbert, common hazelnut, european filbert, european hazel