Featured Plant

Common Witchhazel

flowers of common witchhazelThis month's featured plant, Hamamelis virginiana, common witchhazel, is the last of the woody plants to flower. Typically, the yellow, fragrant, strap-like crumpled petals emerge during October and November. The leaves of the common witchhazel turn shades of yellow in the fall and can be spectacular. A native shrub, it is right at home in a naturalistic setting.

fall foliage of the common witchhazelSize: 15-20' in height and spread

Hardiness: zone 3 - 8

Habit: small tree or large shrub, with irregular, rounded, open crown

Growth Rate: medium

Culture: shade or full sun; avoid extremely dry situations

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