Common Witchhazel - Hamamelis virginiana

Common Witchhazel - Hamamelis virginiana

Attracted Pollinators: Birds

Duration: Perennial

Size: 15-20 feet high; 15-20 feet spread

Growing Conditions:

- Light Exposure: full sun to partial shade

- Water Use: moderate

- Soil: acidic (>6.8), moist, well-drained, organically rich soil

The common witchhazel is a small tree or shrub native to the central united states at forest margins. It blooms narrow, wrinkled, yellow-orange flowers through the late fall. Fertilized flowers form greenish fruits that mature through the winter and on through the next year. These seed capsules eventually become woody and split open in late fall, expelling the small seeds up to 30 feet. These fruits and seeds then attract birds for pollination of