American Witch Hazel for Sale Online
American Witch Hazel Shrubs are an attractive late fall-blooming, low maintenance shrub or small tree that grows best in part shade and medium-wet, slightly acidic soils. The yellow flowers are one of the last to appear in late fall and early winter and are long-lasting.
About Your American Witch Hazel
Low Maintenance Witch Hazel
American Witch Hazel Shrubs are a tall shrub or small tree with fragrant yellow flowers that open in late October or November providing nectar for migrating insects. Hamamelis virginiana has upright spreading branches are perfect nesting sites for a variety of birds. Deep, golden yellow fall leaf color can be outstanding.
|Mature Height:||12 to 16 feet|
|Mature width:||12 to 15 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Upright habit, Vase shaped|
|Foliage:||Matte bluish-green changing to deep yellow fall color|
|Flower Color:||Bright yellow very late fall into winter|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in spring|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, or as a specimen.|
How to Care for American Witch Hazel
We suggest when planting your newly purchased American Witch Hazel Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Witch Hazel to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.