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Hamamelis mollis/Chinese Witch Hazel

Hamamelis mollis / Hamamelis mollis
Witch hazel foliage
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Witch hazel foliage


Flowering branch in late autumn

Close-up of flowers

Autumn colored foliage

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Scientific Name: Hamamelis mollis
Common Name: Chinese Witch Hazel
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: The flowers emit a delicate sweet fragrance. Very effective when used on the edges of woodland gardens. This small, slow growing tree does not do well growing under the canopy of large trees.