witch-hazel - Hamamelidaceae Hamamelis virginiana

Foliage

witch-hazel Foliage

Bud

witch-hazel Bud

Twig

witch-hazel Twig

Fruit

witch-hazel Fruit

Form

witch-hazel Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyHamamelidaceae
GenusHamamelis
Speciesvirginiana
Common Namewitch-hazel
iTree CodeHAVI4

Plant Form

FormShrub: multi-stemmed, with rounded or irregular spreading crown
Height35 feet
Spread35 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagewavy edged, large-toothed, broad elliptical shape, 3-6" long, 2-3.5" wideLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barksmooth gray/brown; older stems, rough texture from lenticels
Budterminal bud: naked (lacking scales), elongated, yellow to yellowish green, naked; floral bud: small, roundedBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twiglight gray/brown slightly hairy (pubescent), zig-zag appearance
Flowerflowering occurs in autumn, yellow to yellowish green with thin, strappy petals; male and female organs on same flower (perfect)
Fruitdistinctive, woody ovoid capsule containing 2 seeds, 4 rounded points at terminal end
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3bMin6.0SoilModerate
Max8aMax6.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantIntolerantUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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