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Vernal Witchhazel

Botanical Name
Hamamelis vernalis
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
6 to 10 feet
Width
10 to 15 feet
Flowers
Late winter to early spring: strap-like; yellow, bronze, rose-pink, fragrant
Fruit
Two-valved, dehiscent capsule holding black seeds
Fall Color
Yellows, oranges
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Avoid dry soils
  • Tolerates clay and high pH
  • Will take part shade with best flowering in full sun
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Autumn Embers - excellent fall color, orange flowers in spring
  • Sandra - fragrant yellow flowers, orange-red to plum-red fall color, 10' by 10-12' wide
  • Hamamelis vernalis f. carnea - red flowers

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