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Witchhazel, CommonHammamelis virginiana

Witchhazel, Common—Hammamelis virginiana

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.

Zones 3 - 8
Zones 3 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 3 - 8
The Common Witchhazel can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The Common Witchhazel falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Common Witchhazel can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.