Chinese witch hazel grows as a loosely-branched, upright, deciduous shrub to 9' tall with a similar width. The large alternate leaves are broadly ovate with wavy margins. It grows in full sun to partial shade and moderate moisture conditions. It will retain an attractive shape with little pruning needed. From February to March it produces clusters of showy, fragrant blooms. The flowers of 'Superba' have four yellow strap-like petals emerging from a deep red calyx The gray-green summer foliage gives way to yellow in fall. It is resistant to deer and can be used as specimen or in a naturalistic garden.
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant