Witch Hazel

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Bloom Color
Bloom Season
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
November Through April
Sun And Shade,
Drought Tolerant Plants,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Planting Zones 3-8
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Witch Hazel Description

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel Plant - Hamamelis is a Fragrant and Beautiful Foliage Shrub.

It is a beautiful addition to any garden. When other plants are preparing for their winter sleep, common witch hazel awakens in a burst of gold foliage and yellow, orange, and red flowers.

These flowers have a spidery appearance. The leaves are oval and around 4 inches in length. The eastern variant of the plant most often blooms near the end of winter around mid-January.

Witch Hazel Plant Attracts many Species of Birds and Bees

Both options offer fragrant and beautiful foliage. The fragrance of the plant is a pleasant mix of spicy and herbal. The plant reaches maturity after a year of growth. They have a unique method of seed dispersal where the seed pods explode with an audible pop and fling the seeds up to 40 ft away.

Many species of birds enjoy these seeds as food. Bees hunting for food late in the season are also attracted to this fragrant bloomer. 

The twigs of the tree were used as dowsing rods by the early settlers of the Americas. Its leaves and bark were boiled and used as an astringent and beauty product by Native Americans. Witch hazel is still used in the same fashion by many people today.

This makes it particularly favorite among herbalists for their gardens, but the average person can still enjoy the beauty and fragrance of this shrub. The whimsical witch hazel is sure to brighten up any fall or winter day.

These deciduous shrubs grow to a height of 10-25 ft tall at a growth rate of 1-2 ft per year. Pruning this shrub shortly after its flowers will keep growth minimal if space is an issue. The spread of this shrub can reach around 12 ft. They perform best in an area that receives at least 4 hours of sunlight. 

Acid soil is best for them, but they can thrive on neutral ground. When first introducing the plant to an area, it's good to add organic and compost matter to the field. Once these shrubs are fully settled into your garden, they do not require much tending except in drought-prone areas where watering is needed. 

These trees grow in North America, Japan, and China. The North American variety is sometimes referred to as winter bloom. The name is derived from the Old English word "wice," which means pliable or bendable.

Growing most often as a shrub or sometimes as a small tree, it usually reach 10 to 25 feet tall. In rare cases, the tree may reach 40 feet in height. Most varieties bloom from January to March, while the H. Virginiana variety blooms from September to November. The plant flowers range in color from yellow to orange and red.  

The H. Virginiana variety was previously introduced as a garden shrub when imported from the American colonies. However, the H. Mollis has become more common, and the H. Virginiana is rarely seen in nurseries nowadays.

The plant is most widely known for its extract, which is a common, over-the-counter household product used for a variety of medicinal purposes. Insect bites, psoriasis, eczema, ingrown nails, and prevention of dry skin are a few conditions for which extracts from these trees are used. The leaves and bark of the shrub are used as a cooling agent in cosmetics, creams, and salves.

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Reviews (20)

  • 5
    Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful

    Posted by Lovely on Dec 09, 2020

    The one I ordered off of here is beautiful and smells even better.

  • 5
    Witch Hazel

    Posted by Robin on Dec 04, 2020

    I ordered 2 of these. They both arrived with roots wrapped in plastic with moisture beads .

  • 4
    It’s hard to tell until next spring since they are dormant.

    Posted by Carol Yoder on Nov 12, 2020

    They look in good condition and healthy, but as I said above it is hard to tell at this point.

  • 5
    I love the look of this plant in the photo and can't wait to see mine grow

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 10, 2020

    I just received my plant the other day and have planted it and then right away ordered another one because I think they will look so good in my yard. The plant was shipped and packed very well.

  • 5
    Witch Hazel Shrub

    Posted by Rachael Ballyhu on Aug 27, 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Witch Hazel Shrub

    Posted by Kristi Leroy on Aug 23, 2019

    This is beautiful.

  • 5
    Witch Hazel Shrub

    Posted by Pamela Gross on Aug 21, 2019

    love my bush

  • 5
    Witch Hazel Shrub

    Posted by Sarah Hunt on Aug 21, 2019

    This was a wonderful addition to our yard. It looks like it was made for my yard,

  • 5
    Witch Hazel Shrub

    Posted by Leanette Bice on Aug 21, 2019

    This was packaged neatly and had planting instructions. It is growing nicely. Great quality of plants.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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