Corylus americana 'Purpleleaf Bailey Select'

American Hazelnut

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Large, heart shaped leaves
  • Deep purple foliage
  • Dense, mounding foliage
  • Produces desirable edible nuts for people and wildlife
  • Excellent native hedge
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Sun
Full Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Tolerates dry-moist, well drained soil

Pruning can be done anytime of the year

Hazelnuts ripen Sept-October

To determine if worms are in your nuts, place nuts in a bucket, fill with water

Any nuts tha float should be discarded

All other nuts can be dried and stored for months

Height: 7-8 ft
Spread: 7-8 ft
Price Level 1: $59.99~#3
Bloom Color:
Zone: 4-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Native
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Edible
  • Mass Planting
  • Fast Growing


  • Full Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Bronze
  • Green
  • Burgundy

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water