The Main Plant entry for Witch Hazels (Hamamelis)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Witch Hazels.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Flowers: Showy

Common names
  • Witch Hazel

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 13, 2019 7:08 PM concerning plant:
    This genus contains 5 species of deciduous shrubs and small trees from North America and East Asia. They are prized for their fragrant, small, strap-like flowers that bloom in late winter and spring on four species and that bloom in mid and late autumn on the Common Witchazel in eastern North America. The dry woody fruit is a capsule containing two seeds. The handsome alternate leaves turn a good fall color from bright yellow to orange-red. They make high quality landscape woody plants.

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