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Royal Filbert Hazelnut

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Bears large, easy-to-crack nuts. Spreading growth habit of canopy creates landscape appeal, especially in fall where dark green foliage takes on golden tones. Remove sucker growth to maintain single-trunked tree form. Easy to grow, ideal for the spray-free gardener. Disease-resistant to common fungal issues. Matures to be 15–18’ tall and wide. Ripens in late August or early September. Best pollinator: another variety of Filbert Hazelnut.


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late August To Early September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Rich
Texture Fine Firm
Years to Bear 3 - 7
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 18' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow filbert hazelnut trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Customer Reviews

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Good sized filbert stock.
Received an additional batch of young Royals this spring to add to those received and planted in the previous two years. As always, this spring's offerings are good sized trees with a good root structure, so I expect similar results to what I have seen in previous years. This variety can be a slow starter here in VT but they really catch hold in the second year. If you have Japanese beetles in your area be sure to keep them sprayed to prevent defoliation.
May 16, 2016
1 year ago
In it's second season.
So far this little tree is doing beautifully. It has rooted very well, and leafed out. It has grown out several inches in the year it has been in the ground. I've had no problems with it at all. Am looking forward to plenty of filberts in the coming years!
July 18, 2016
over 2 years ago
Two plants
One excellent, well branched, the second a stick with a few small branches at the top. They formed catkins in the Fall, which were killed during the Winter. Nothing productive to report, they are alive
May 19, 2016
over 2 years ago
Royal Filbert Hazelnut
They are growing well we are just waiting for the tree to produce.
May 5, 2016
over 2 years ago
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