Japanese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis japonica) in the Witch Hazels Database

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Botanical names:
Hamamelis japonica Accepted
Hamamelis zuccariniana Synonym
Hamamelis japonica f. obtusata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 10 to 20 feet (3-6 m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control


Hamamelis virginiana and Other Witch HazelsHamamelis virginiana and Other Witch Hazels
November 23, 2014

Hamamelis virginiana is a most remarkable plant native to north America. It is also known as common or American witch hazel. It is always in use as a true medicinal plant and it is a plant of great ornamental beauty. Hamamelis vernalis, or the Ozark Witch Hazel, is native to Central America. Hamamelis ovalis, or Leonard's Witch Hazel, was only found in 2004 and although an American native is new to science.

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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2019-02-14
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2019-02-14
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