Hamamelis virginiana 'Harvest Moon'

Harvest Moon Witch Hazel

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Harvest Moon witch hazel flowers in the late fall, around Thanksgiving and the harvest moon. Because the leaves have fallen the abundant yellow flowers can be clearly seen, making this a beautiful plant when little else is flowering. Witch hazel extract is used in cosmetics and skin care products.

This relatively large vase shaped shrub grows to a height of about 15-18 feet and about 10-12 feet wide. Leaves are initially reddish bronze then green changing to inconspicuous shades of yellow and brown in the fall. The flowers are small, fragrant strap shaped lemon-yellow petals that provide a showy display and persist through the winter months. Harvest Moon is tolerant of a range of shade conditions from full sun, to part shade to full shade, but will grow to a larger size with more light. It is also tolerant of moist, but not wet, soils.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time
September - October, November - December
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Shade Tree, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8