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Witch Hazel

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree Type

Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

An intriguing and versatile shrub, Witch Hazel mesmerizes with its unique, fragrant yellow flowers that bloom in late fall to winter, defying the dormant season. The plant also yields fruit and edible seeds, offering multiple benefits beyond its ornamental charm.

  • Dimensions: 15-20 feet tall, 15-20 feet wide
  • Water Use: Prefers evenly moist soil
  • Light Requirement: Thrives in Full Sun and Partial Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Enjoys well-drained, moist environments
  • Ornamental Use: With its distinctive flowers and year-round interest, it's a prime choice for adding a touch of magic to woodland gardens and mixed borders.
  • Wildlife: The late blooms provide vital sustenance for pollinators when few other food sources are available.

Details: Witch Hazel

Mature Size

H: 15'–20' W: 15'-20'

Water Requirements


Light Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist, Well-Drained Soil


Flowers / Seeds

Wildlife Value

Supports Pollinators