Common witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Common witchhazel
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Common witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 25 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
All
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, open, wide-spreading, irregular to rounded, large shrub to small tree; 15-20’ tall; 20-25’ wide; coarse texture; bright yellow fall color; smooth, gray bark; slightly fragrant, long lasting yellow flowers with thin, strap-like, curling petals in late fall; full sun to shade; prefers a loamy, rich, slightly acid soil; gets chlorotic (yellow) at high pH; plant in spring only; prefers moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to drought and road salt; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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