Witch Hazel

Height: 15’- 25’
Spread: 15’- 20’
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Fall Color: Yellow
Preferred Soil: Moist, Well Drained
Exposure Type: Full Sun to Full Shade



Hamamelis / Witch Hazel

Planting Points: The witch hazel is a fall-blooming, deciduous multi-stemmed shrub. They are green in the summer, turning yellow in the fall. This plant can be used for shrub bordering, screening, and hedging. The seeds are eaten by several species of birds. It also serves as a host plant for the larvae of the spring azure butterfly.

Siting This Tree: Witch hazel is found growing in moist well-drained soils. It thrives best in acidic, organic-rich soils but can tolerate alkaline and heavy clay soils. The plant can grow in full sun and full shade, but flowers best in full sun. It is one of the most salt- tolerant shrubs that are great for urban environments. It does not tolerate dry conditions.