Medium-sized shrub grows to 8-12 feet tall with a 10-foot spread. Great for privacy, shading, hedgerows, wildlife habitat. Hazelnuts are also known as filbert nuts. Besides being delicious to humans, the nuts are more nutritious than acorns or beechnuts and therefore serve as a valuable food source for wildlife. Shrub can handle most any conditions except damp clay soils. Does well on woodland edges or in dry, full-sun environment.