Clusters of flowers with bright yellow ribbon-like petals cover the bare stems of this large, many-branched upright shrub on warm sunny days in late winter and very early spring. The alternate leaves are broadly ovate with wavy margins, becoming bright yellow in fall. It will eventually reach a height of 15-20 feet and will retain an attractive shape with little pruning needed. The classic witch hazel fragrance attracts pollinators and gardeners as well. It prefers a partially shaded location and well-drained, moisture-retentive soils with a neutral to acid pH.
Specimen Plant, Understory