General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 6 - 10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other: Brown in color, dry & oval in shape, inconspicuous
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: blooms intermittently throughout the year
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: can be grown from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Chinese Witch Hazel
  • Chinese Fringe Flower
  • Fringe Flower

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Location: zone 8 North Central, Fl.
Date: 2017-12-23
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2014-11-20
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2014-01-01
Location: Durham, NC
Date: 2016-03-24
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2015-02-14
Photo by dave
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2015-02-25
Chinese Witch Hazel in winter
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2013-11-22
Location: NE., Fl.
Date: 2013-11-22
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-10-11 
fringe flower
  • Posted by texaskitty111 (97478 - Zone 8b) on Oct 11, 2014 4:11 PM concerning plant:
    I had this beautiful plant when I lived in CA. It was called Razzleberry there. I never could find it here in TX until today. I needed a partial shade plant to put on each side of my garage. It's perfect.
  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Dec 22, 2012 9:52 PM concerning plant:
    This variety shows its best bloom in spring, but it blooms off & on all year long. In Florida, this variety seems to be less affected by mites & soil malnutrition.
    Tolerates some drought & dry conditions but blooms best when watered regularly. Needs good drainage.
    Easy to root from cuttings.
    Prefers a slightly acid soil.

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