The Common Witchhazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) is an ornamental shrub that grows to a height of 15–30′ and a spread of 15–25′ at maturity. This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24″ per year. Witchhazel grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils. It tolerates a variety of moisture conditions. Produces fragrant yellow flowers, each with 4 strap-like crumpled petals, anytime from October through December. Features obovate or elliptic leaves 3–6″ in length that are medium green, turning a nice shade of yellow or yellowish-orange in the fall. Can be grown as a small tree or multi-stemmed shrub. Grows in an irregular, rounded shape.
Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.
1-2 ft, 2-3 ft