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.

Height: 10′ – 20′    Blooms: October – November

Habitat: Moist, well-drained soil. Part shade to shade

Provenance: NJ





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