Will hazelnut trees grow and produce nuts in a dry, southern Colorado climate? If so, do they self-pollinate?
You can grow a hazelnut (Corylus americana) in Colorado's dry climate if it is in a protected location. It likes a well-drained, loamy soil and needs full sun or light shade. You will have to plant two trees for pollination purposes. The tree will likely grow, but production of nuts might be a little risky. The tree grows in Zones 4 to 9.