Witch Hazel: Maryland Natives That Thrive

Witch hazel

LGS Notes: Witch hazel is a small, multistemmed tree that flowers in the fall and winter.  It is deer resistant, and great for rain gardens and clay soil.  The bright yellow flowers bloom in fall and early winter, sometimes in mid and late winter. The fruit is eaten by birds, beavers, rabbits and occasionally bear. This is a nice plant to use when you are looking for a taller plant and something that blooms in fall/winter (very few plants).

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Latin Name: Hamamelis virginiana
Common Name: Witch hazel
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Native Range: Eastern North America
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Spread: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Bloom Time: October to December
Bloom Description: Yellow sometimes tinged with orange or red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Erosion, Clay Soil
Information from Missouri Botanical