just ordered 50 American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) seedlings at 36 cents a piece from MDC! Thicket-forming, spreading shrub, attaining a height of 10 feet & spread of 8 feet. American hazelnut, also called hazel or American filbert, grows in dense thickets on a wide variety of soils and sites. As an ornamental, it makes a good deciduous screen or barrier and has colorful autumn leaves. The nut is prized by cooks. This plant also good for controlling erosion.