Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

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6-12" $6.10$3.60$2.22$1.35$0.94
1-2' $7.48$5.03$2.66$1.78$1.30
2-3' $8.81$6.47$3.70$2.56$2.56
3-4' $12.19$8.65$7.03$5.95$5.95
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Other common names: Witch-hazel

Zones: 3-8

Mature Height/Spread: 25 ft high/ 15-25 ft spread

Soil / Climate: Grows in moist, fertile soil, as well as dry rocky soil.  Prefers sun or partial shade.  Hardy and slow growing.

Notes: Leaves are oval, wavy toothed, and straight veined.  Leaves turn bright yellow to brown in the fall.  Fruit appears in a small capsule, 1/2 inch long, covered with fine hairs.  Oil from the fruit is used for medicinal purposes.  Blooms are yellow. flowers open and close depending on weather conditions different colors depending on cultivar, long lasting, slightly fragrant very showy for late winter. Develops suckers around base. Witch-hazel needs space to grow, do not crowd. Uses are for late winter bloom, for fall color of foliage and makes a good choice with a background of evergreens. Witch-hazel is relatively problem free and can take more time to develop. The name Witch in witch-hazel came from the Old English wice, meaning bendable. Early settlers used the twigs as divining rods.

Wildlife: The seed is eaten by turkey, bobwhite, pheasant, cardinal, and is prized by the ruffed grouse along with the buds.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Witch-hazel shrubs which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Hamamelis virginiana can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.
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