Witch Hazel is a delightful, native shrub that provides a beautiful early show of little yellow blooms in late winter to early spring. Imagine coming out on a cold winter day to find the first hints of spring with an explosion of little yellow flower clusters and a sweet fragrance that will draw you into a warm embrace. Witch hazel's little flowers are not the traditional show stoppers you get with other shrubs but combine their bright yellow fringe appearance with their timing and it will always get attention on any landscape. Witch hazel makes an excellent stand alone shrub as well as an understory plant that would add dimension to wooded landscapes. This hardy shrub needs little care once it is established and spring pruning after flowering allows for size maintenance.
|Bloom Period:||Late winter to early spring|
|Foliage Color:||Dark green|
|Genus & Species:||Hamamelis vernalis|
|Mature Height:||8 to 10 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil; summer watering|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.