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.

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Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Flowers: Showy

Common Witchhazel leaves in autumn

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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-11-08Common Witchhazel leaves in autumn
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Location: Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IllinoisDate: 2015-06-19Common Witchhazel leaves
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-11-20wild Common Witchhazel flowers
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-05-17Vernal Witchhazel in foliage in May
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-02-18Vernal Witchhazel flowers in February
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Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-02-15'Primavera' Hybrid Witchhazel in bloom
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: March 2010Arnold Promise Hybrid Witchhazel in bloom
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Location: Tyler Arboretum near Media, PennsylvaniaDate: 2010-03-16'Diane' Hybrid Witchhazel in bloom
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 13, 2019 7:08 PM

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Witch hazel by Bonehead Oct 10, 2018 1:16 AM 4
seeds that fly at 30mph! by Pistil Mar 16, 2018 10:05 AM 12
recalcitrant and semi-recalcitrant* seeds by Leftwood Jan 11, 2019 8:04 AM 12
Hamamelis vernalis 'Quasimodo' by ILPARW Jan 4, 2018 12:18 PM 2
Bundle up for winter by Bonehead Feb 23, 2018 3:20 PM 11
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