Witch Hazel

Hamamelis spp.

profile iconHamamelis intermedia Aphrodite (toverhazelaar).
by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconHamamelis intermedia Aphrodite (toverhazelaar).
by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Hamamelis is a genus of deciduous shrubs and small trees in the Hamamelidaceae family. They are commonly known as Witch Hazels and there are just 5 species including the more well known H. mollis, from China and H. virginiana, from North America. They are distinguished by their unusual clusters of flowers with 4 slender strap-shaped crinkled petals in colours from yellow to red, produced in the late Autumn and throughout Winter before the leaves develop. Commonly known as Witch Hazel, they prefer an acid soil in sun or partial shade.
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Planning

Flowering time

Autumn, Winter

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Hamamelidaceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow
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