American Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, is large native shrub or small tree with a multi-stemmed trunk and spreading branches that form an irregular, open crown. Despite its stunning fall leaf color, Witch Hazel is best known for its fringed yellow flowers which appear in late fall and stay on the branches long after the leaves have dropped. Blooms persist into November and beyond. Great fall color, winter interest, a large vase shape, fragrant flowers, and fruit for the birds are features that make this a very popular landscape shrub.
Hamamelis virginiana, Common Witchhazel
Height: 10-15'. Yellow blooms appear in fall. Prefers sun. Deer resistant. Host plant. Native plant. Attractive to pollinators.