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Filbert Hazelnut Trees

Because of their smaller size, Filbert trees (also called Hazelnut trees) are ideal nut trees for home growers. These trees can be grown naturally as large shrubs with many trunks, or grown as small trees through selective pruning. Leaves of the filbert or hazelnut tree are a valued food source for wildlife, including several species of butterfly. Once mature, nuts will drop to the ground for harvest and require a drying period before consuming. Filbert or hazelnut kernels are eaten raw, roasted, or ground into paste. Filbert/Hazelnuts contain significant amounts of protein, B-vitamins, and other minerals. Hazelnuts are found in supermarkets, usually around the holidays, but you can enjoy these nuts from your own trees starting in early fall — adding to the benefits of growing your own!

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Buyer's Guide

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a filbert-hazelnut tree.

Seasonality

Filbert-hazelnut trees are available only during the spring ordering season. So be sure to order at the right time of year.

Proper Pollination

Pollination by a different variety is key to the success of many filbert-hazelnut trees. Most of these trees require pollination by a compatible variety for successful growth and production. Inadequate pollination is a common reason why some filbert-hazelnut trees produce poorly or don’t bear nuts at all. Make sure you check our descriptions to see which pollinating varieties our experts recommend.

Mature Tree Size

Make sure you pick the right size tree for your space. When our filbert-hazelnut trees mature they will be around 15-18’ tall and 12-18’ wide, depending on variety.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a filbert-hazelnut tree will produce nuts or even survive. Most varieties grow well from zone 5 to 8. Before ordering, be sure a particular variety’s recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Shipping Information

Our filbert-hazelnut trees will be shipped to you bare-root (without soil) to ensure good contact with your garden soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting. They are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.

Promise of Satisfaction

Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.

Which option is best for me?

Bare-root Trees

Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:

Dwarf

Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.

Semi-Dwarf

Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.

Standard

Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.

Stark Supreme Tree®

Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.

EZ Start® Potted Trees

Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.

Select EZ Start® Potted Trees

Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.

*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.