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Common Witch-hazel
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Shade Loving with Yellow Fall Flowers

Common Witch-Hazel is a deciduous shrub or small, shade-loving tree. Plant these as a screen or shrub border along a property line, or use a few in a woodland garden.  Common Witch Hazel is a versatile plant that would be an interesting addition to many places in your yard.

Your Common Witch Hazel is extraordinary in its flowering habits. Each flower has four slender, strap-like yellow or orange petals. 

The flowers appear in late October to early December, with blooms from the current season and maturing fruit from the previous season, all growing on the same stem at the same time.

After a winter moth pollinates your Common Witch Hazel, the fruit becomes dormant until it develops over the following growing season. 

Your Common Witch Hazel is particularly prized by many because, unlike most plants, it presents a cheery picture in the drab winter landscape.  In fact, many times its slender yellow petals are the only sign of color in the dormant woods.

Common Witch Hazel is a rather hardy plant, and won’t require a great deal of care.  Its early growth is slow but steady, and it enjoys being in a shady location for optimal performance. 

* Fruit and Flowers on Same Stem
* Yellow Flowers in Autumn
* Shade Loving
* Hardy
* Wildlife interest


Plant Facts

Family Hamamelis virginiana
Foliage Green
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Mature Form Round, Vase Shaped
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Golden Yellow

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