witch-hazel - Hamamelidaceae Hamamelis virginiana


Common Namewitch-hazel
iTree CodeHAVI4

Plant Form

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

Identification Description

Foliagewavy edged, large-toothed, broad elliptical shape, 3-6" long, 2-3.5" wide Leaf Type  Information Icon Simple
Barksmooth gray/brown; older stems, rough texture from lenticels
Budterminal bud: naked (lacking scales), elongated, yellow to yellowish green, naked; floral bud: small, rounded Bud Arrangement Information Icon Alternate
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3b Min6.0 SoilModerate
Max8a Max6.5 SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Tolerant Intolerant Unknown

Species Status

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