Hamamelis virginianaHamamelis virginiana

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Hamamelis virginiana
  • PRONUNCIATION: ham-a-me'lis ver-jin-i-a'na
  • COMMON NAME: Common Witchhazel
  • FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae
  • NATIVITY: Canada and United States
  • GROWTH HABIT: small tree to large shrub with several large, crooked, spreading branches forming an irregular crown
  • SIZE: 20 to 30' (height) by 20 to 25' (spread).
  • HARDINESS: Zone 3 - 8.
  • CULTURE: prefers full sun and moist soils
  • LANDSCAPE USE: native shrub used for borders
  • FOLIAGE: alternate, simple, obovate or elliptic 3 to 6" long, yellow fall color
  • BUDS: naked, brownish, tomentose, terminal 1/4 to 1/2" long
  • BARK: brown
  • FLOWER: perfect, yellow, fragrant, four strap-like lobes 2/3" long
  • FRUIT: Capsule, 1/2" long, pubescent
  • PROPAGATION: seeds or cuttings
  • PESTS: None serious
  • CULTIVARS: 'Lemon Lime' Mohonk Red' 'Green Thumb'
University of Delaware

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