Hamamelis vernalis

Vernal Witch Hazel

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This is a deciduous shrub native to the Ozark Plateau extending from southern Missouri through northwestern Arkansas to eastern Oklahoma. Ovate-rounded leaves are initially light green but mature to medium or dark green before turning yellow in the fall. The spidery flowers varying in color from yellow to coppery red are highly fragrant and perfume the garden from January into March. It will eventually reach a height of 8’-15’ and retain an attractive shape with pruning after flowering in spring. Use it in the shrub border, hedge or naturalistic garden.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April
Bloom Color
Red, Yellow
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8