American Witch Hazel
Also known as
Virginian Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel, Winterbloom, Snapping Hazel, Spotted Alder, Northern Witch-Hazel, Common witch hazel
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This plant has a mild fragrance
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American Witch Hazel Overview
This species is a large shrub or small tree, growing to a maximum height of 8m and a maximum width of 4m. Foliage is rounded to ovate and develops from light green to a darker green shade over time, also displays gold-yellow autumn colour. Scented yellow flowers with long, twisted petals are produced from mid-autumn. This species was traditionally used to creat medicinal witch-hazel.
Common problems with American Witch Hazel
How to propagate American Witch Hazel
By simple layering or seed in autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings in summer, by budding in late summer.
Grafting in winter.
Other uses of American Witch Hazel
Specimen with good autumn colour.