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While Hazelnuts are mainly sought after for the nuts, they also make handsome plants as a thicket hedge or screen that will also bear a little fruit. The specified varieties should be planted together to ensure good wind pollination of the catkins. A limited quantity of hazelnut doubles are available, with two cross-pollinating varieties on one plant. Grafted varieties will bear fruit at 4-6 years old. Trees will bear well into their 40's - 50's. Catkins bear on 1 year old shoots.

Grow in free draining soil. Hazelnuts are frost hardy to -14º, when catkins are hardy to -8. Trees like warm summer, but need cool winters.