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Hamamelis virginianaHamamelis virginiana

witch hazel

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 15-30'
Spread: 20-30'
Flowers: Sept.-Dec.; yellow
Fruit: Oct.-Nov.; tan brown; capsule
Fall color: yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

woodland or brushy fields, moist or dry

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

noted for fall/winter bloom; medicinal uses, leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1231.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004