Common Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana 'Green Thumb') in the Witch Hazels Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Pops open explosively when ripe
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Tea
Pollinators: Flies

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