Big Leaf Witch Hazel (Hamamelis ovalis) in the Witch Hazels Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 8 Feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Red
Bi-Color: Wine red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Budwood is taken and grafted onto Hamamelis vernalis.

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Hamamelis virginiana and Other Witch HazelsHamamelis virginiana and Other Witch Hazels
November 23, 2014

Hamamelis virginiana is a most remarkable plant native to north America. It is also known as common or American witch hazel. It is always in use as a true medicinal plant and it is a plant of great ornamental beauty. Hamamelis vernalis, or the Ozark Witch Hazel, is native to Central America. Hamamelis ovalis, or Leonard's Witch Hazel, was only found in 2004 and although an American native is new to science.

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Location: South Misssisspi.Date: 2014-08-01Photo courtesy Alan Cressler and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
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Date: 2014-11-17Photo Courtesy of Jane Unger, Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery, New Marshf
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Location: South MississippiDate: 2014-08-01Photo courtesy Alan Cressler and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
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