A large forest-dwelling shrub, Witch Hazel is noted for its late-flowering blooms, which linger deep into autumn and provide color in a landscape mostly leafless and dormant. Witch Hazel’s highly tannic bark is used to create a variety of astringent distillates for cosmetic and medicinal use, including acne, bruises, and swelling.
Host plant for the Striped Hairstreak butterfly, and numerous moth species.
Height: 10′ – 20′ Blooms: October, November
Siting: Average to moist/well-drained soil, part shade to shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate