Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

SKU
03921
A large shrub with open branched rounded form. Flowers have ribbon-like petals; very fragrant. Rich green leaves turn attractive yellow-orange in fall. Can become a small tree with age. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationham-a-ME-lis vir-jin-ee-AH-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 15 ft. high, equal width.
Bloom TimeLate fall
Design IdeasWitch Hazel is primarily known for its attractive spidery yellow flowers in the fall. It is well adapted to wild gardens and in most of the eastern U.S., where it is native. No flowering shrub border or true cottage garden in cooler regions should be without it.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureFall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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