Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana
Native Witch Hazel Shrubs
Hamamelis virginiana is 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 fall and early winter and are long-lasting.
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Low Maintenance Witch Hazel
Hamamelis virginiana is a tall shrub or small tree with fragrant yellow flowers that open in late October or early November providing nectar for migrating insects. It takes a full year for the fruit to mature. When the seed capsule splits open in fall, 1-2 black seeds explode out of it, landing up to 30 feet away. Various birds and wildlife eat the seed after it falls to the ground. Hamamelis virginiana has upright spreading branches are perfect nesting sites for a variety of birds. Deep, golden yellow fall leaf color can be outstanding.