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Hamamelis vernalis

Common Name(s):
Ozark witch hazel, Vernal witch hazel
Cultivar(s):
Sandra
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Multistemmed; dense, rounded shrub; drought tolerant; may sucker and form colonies; native; tough durable plant. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
6-10 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple medium to dark green leaves; 2-5 in. long; bronze to reddish purple new growth; butter yellow fall color; brown leaves often remain into spring
Flower:
0.5-0.7 in. yellow, orange, red, bronze, rose-pink flowers in winter to early spring; fragrant
Zones:
4 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types (moist, dry)
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Mounded rounded to vase; open; multi-stemmed shrub or small tree
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; tolerates moist soil
Fruit:
Orange-red spidery flowers mid winter to early spring
Width:
10-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
2 to 5 in. alternate, simple leaves; butter yellow fall color
Tags:
yellow leaves, deciduous, fall color, deer resistant, purple leaves

NCCES plant id: 485

Hamamelis vernalis Hamamelis vernalis
Distant Hills Garden, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Hamamelis vernalis Hamamelis vernalis
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0