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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Plant Height: 12 - 15 feet
Plant Spread: 12 - 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Resistances: Deer Resistant

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Common names
  • Witch Hazel

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Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-09
Location: Hosta Garten Teltow, Germany
Date: 2022-09-22
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2018-02-12
Location: Hosta Garten Teltow, Germany
Date: 2022-09-22
Photo by LorettaNJ
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2019-02-10

Date: 2015-03-21
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: 2018-03-03
A sight for sore eyes in late winter!

Date: 2015-03-21

Date: 2013-05-29
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-07-15
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-07-15

Date: 2015-10-27
Location: Nationale Plantentuin (Meise - Brussel - Belgium)
Comments:
  • Posted by Sequoiadendron4 (Lititz, PA - Zone 6b) on Jan 24, 2016 9:06 PM concerning plant:
    Beautiful yellow flowers beginning in mid February in warm years and mid March in cold years. Blooms last about a month or so. One of the best smelling blooms in our yard. I love the smell and frequently put my nose up to the flowers to take a whiff. Grows at a moderate pace and I'm expecting this shrub to become quite large. Leaves turn a magnificent yellow in the fall. Our specimen gets part sun and it seems happy. Late last month there were a couple of spotty blooms on our large plant. I just couldn't resist sniffing them.
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joannmorford On January 16, 2017 Bloomed
joannmorford On November 1, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Gorgeous fall color
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