Hamamelis virginiana

Witchhazel

Witch-hazel gets it name from its early use as the preferred branch used by “water witches” for dowsing to locate ground water. Witch-hazel has the unusual habit of blooming in late autumn, with pale yellow, ribbon-like flowers. It has many cosmetic and medicinal uses and is know as an excellent natural astringent. Grow in a protected location.

Height: 10-15 feet

Sun Requirements: Prefers part shade but will tolerate full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Prefers dryish soils but will tolerate dry to moist soils

Flowers: Yellow ribbon-like flowers in September/November

Attracts: Birds, bees and many other interesting insects

Special Tolerances: Juglones/Walnuts