AppearanceThe plant grows to a height of roughly 2.5 m to 5 m , with a crown spread of 3 m to 4.5 m . It is a medium to large shrub, which under some conditions can take the like of a small tree. It is often multi-stemmed with long outward growing branches that form a dense spreading or spherical shape.
American hazelnut produces edible nuts that mature at a time between July and October, these are encased in bracts with a leaf-like cover.
HabitatThe nuts produced by American hazelnut are a mast of squirrels, deer, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants and other animals. The male catkins are a food staple of ruffed grouse throughout the winter.
UsesThe nuts are edible, although smaller than the more commonly cultivated filberts .
Native Americans used ''Corylus americana'' for medicinal purposes.
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