Corylus americana 'Purpleleaf Bailey Select' - Purpleleaf Bailey Select American Hazelnut
Purpleleaf Bailey Select American Hazelnut
Corylus americana 'Purpleleaf Bailey Select'
Beautiful and edible addition to the yard. This deciduous tree will produce delicious edible hazelnuts and its deep wine color will be eye-catching to everyone. The meaty, flavorful nuts will be ready to pick in September and into October which you can then use for drying, cooking, and eating for months thereafter. Its large heart-shaped leaves subtly turn green to burgundy and into an attractive bronze in the fall.
- Edible hazelnuts are great for fresh eating
- Dark purple foliage
- Large, heart-shaped leaves
- Seasonal Color
Moist woods, drier clearing or thickets from North Dakota east to Maine and south from Louisiana to Georgia.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Nuts are similar in flavor to the European filbert, and may be roasted and eaten or ground into flour, but are also enjoyed by deer, small mammals, ruffled rouse, and other large birds.
Grows well in average to moist, well-drained soil.