Corylus cornuta

An attractive large shrub/small tree that has beautiful yellow leaves in fall. It produces an edible nut that was a staple food of the aboriginal coastal people.

Hazelnut catkins

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

hazelnut leaves

Photo credit: John R. Seiler

hazelnut seed

Photo credit: Steven Katovich

  • Hazelnut catkins
  • hazelnut leaves
  • hazelnut seed

Plant Details

Oak woodland
Riparian Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Riparian Forest; Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist, well-drained siols
Special Uses:
Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food
Arboretum Locations:
Cheldelin Middle School Arboretum
Corvallis Waldorf School Native Arboretum
Crescent Valley High School Arboretum
Year(s) Planted:
2011, 2012, 2010