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A picture of a Japanese Witch Hazel

Japanese Witch Hazel

Hamamelis japonica

Also known as

Witch hazel

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese Witch Hazel Overview

This is an open upright shrub which will grow to a height of 3.5m and about as wide. The flowers are fragrant yellow with twisted petals, which are carried in clusters on the bare branches from mid to late winter. The oval, mid-green leaves will appear in the spring and turn yellow before dropping in the autumn.

How to propagate Japanese Witch Hazel

Budding

By simple layering or seed in autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings in summer, by budding in late summer.

Cuttings

Layering

Seed

Grafting

Grafting in winter.

Other uses of Japanese Witch Hazel

Specimen with good autumn colour.