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Washington Hawthorn vs European Hazelnut

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Corylus avellana

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Washington Hawthorn
European Hazelnut

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $20.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 5 m (16 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Flavor: sweet, with an earthy taste
Harvest: late summer - early fall
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Nuts: woody shelled with thin brown skin
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: cobnut, common filbert, common hazelnut, european filbert, european hazel