Big-Leaf Witch Hazel is a critically imperiled species of Hamamelis. Found principally in Mississippi and reputedly in Alabama, and first noticed in 2004 by its large leaves which resemble those of the hazelnut, oval with a pointed tip. The flowers are various shades of red, scarlet, rose-pink, wine-red or maroon with one color dominant in a particular location. They open from late December to early February. Most of the plants are only 1’-2’ tall although some grow as high as 4’.