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Hamamelis vernalis/Vernal Witch Hazel

Hamamelis vernalis / Hamamelis vernalis
Autumn color a major feature of this witch hazel
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Autumn color a major feature of this witch hazel

A flowering branch in late autumn

Autumn flowers with a few persistent leaves

Winter form in bloom with a background of English ivy ground cover

Shrub in bloom

Autumn color

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Scientific Name: Hamamelis vernalis
Common Name: Vernal Witch Hazel
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
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Comments: The yellowish flowers appear in winter and very early spring and the plants remain in flower for almost a month. This shrub is easy to grow in a wide variety of garden soils and situations. However, it does best in sun to part shade and fertile, well drained soils.