Hamamelis virginiana / Witch Hazel


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

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Hamamelis virginiana Native Range Map


Additional information


Two Quart, Gallon