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

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Common names
  • Witch Hazel

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Date: 2022-03-11
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-11-08
Common Witchhazel leaves in autumn
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-02-21
a plant for year-round interest
Location:  Mueang Satun District, Thailand.
Date: 2019-03-18
Location: Poland.
Date: 2019-03-18
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: January, 2024
Date: 2024-02-04
Location: Poland.
Date: 2019-03-18
Location: Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois
Date: 2015-06-19
Common Witchhazel leaves
Location: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-11-20
wild Common Witchhazel flowers
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: 2012-05-17
Vernal Witchhazel in foliage in May
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-02-18
Vernal Witchhazel flowers in February
Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, Pennsylvania
Date: 2012-02-15
'Primavera' Hybrid Witchhazel in bloom
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-05
Location: January, 2024
Date: 2024-02-04
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Date: March 2010
Arnold Promise Hybrid Witchhazel in bloom
Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, Pennsylvania
Date: 2010-03-16
'Diane' Hybrid Witchhazel in bloom
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: 2018-03-03
Full sun.

Photo by Leo Michels
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2015-10-28

Photo by Leo Michels
Comments:
  • 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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