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Witchhazel, Common Hammamelis virginiana

Witchhazel - Hammamelis virginiana
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A native small tree or large shrub with fantastic fall attributes. Yellow, fragrant flowers bloom from October through December. Attractive foliage in all growing seasons with leaves bright green in spring followed by yellow to yellowish-orange colors in fall. A great tree to plant as an understory or for a shrub border in large areas. Prefers moist soils, but is tolerant of a variety of conditions. Expose to full sun or partial shade. Grows 15' to 30' high with a similar spread.

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Zones 3 - 8 Zones 3 - 8
Hardiness Zones 3 - 8
The Common Witchhazel can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Ornamental Tree Ornamental Tree
Type of tree
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
15' - 30' High 15' - 30' High
Mature Height
The Common Witchhazel grows to be 15' - 30' feet in height.
15' - 25' Spread 15' - 25' Spread
Mature Spread
The Common Witchhazel has a spread of about 15' - 25' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This witchhazel does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Common Witchhazel grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.
Irregular Shape Irregular Shape
Shape
This witchhazel has irregular, rounded shape.
Description

A native small tree or large shrub with fantastic fall attributes. Yellow, fragrant flowers bloom from October through December. Attractive foliage in all growing seasons with leaves bright green in spring followed by yellow to yellowish-orange colors in fall. A great tree to plant as an understory or for a shrub border in large areas. Prefers moist soils, but is tolerant of a variety of conditions. Expose to full sun or partial shade. Grows 15' to 30' high with a similar spread.