Hamamelis virginiana

Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana

Phonetic: ham-MAY-lis ver-jin-ee-AY-nah

Common Name(s): Common Witch Hazel

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, oval to obovate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Medium to dark green leaves with wavy margins
Fall Color: Yellow
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Fall to winter
Flower Color(s): Yellow, sometimes tinged with orange or red

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 3-8
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Medium              
Height: 15-20 Feet
Spread: 15-20 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Occasionally insect galls, Japanese beetles
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, moist, acidic, organically rich soil

Features: Low maintenance, graceful spreading shrub, winter interest, good fall color, showy and fragrant flower, fruit is green and matures to brown
Uses: Hedge, naturalize, rain garden, shrub borders, woodland gardens, screen, tall hedge, focal point, specimen

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