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Hamamelis vernalis 'Kohankie Red' (Vernal Witch Hazel)

Witch Hazel 'Kohankie Red', Vernal Witch Hazel 'Kohankie Red', Ozark Witch Hazel 'Kohankie Red', Hamamelis vernalis 'Carnea', Hamamelis vernalis 'Carney', Hamamelis vernalis 'Boesger'


Hamamelis vernalis 'Kohankie Red' (Vernal Witch Hazel) is a medium to large deciduous shrub with fragrant, reddish-purple flowers in mid to late winter. Each flower consists of 4 ribbon-like, curly, strap-shaped petals with dull purple calyces. Clustered along the leafless branches, the flowers unfurl their spidery petals on mild days. But on cold days, they curl up again and nearly close up to prevent damage from freezing temperatures. Upright when young, later spreading, this Vernal Witch Hazel sports broadly oval leaves, which emerge flushed bronze, and mature to dark green before turning attractive shades of golden-orange and crimson in the fall.

  • This shrub has a spreading habit and grows up to 7-9 ft. tall (210-270 cm) and 8-10 ft. wide (240-300 cm)
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers organically rich, moist, acidic soils. Best flowering in full sun.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for cottage gardens, rain gardens, woodland gardens or as a screen and hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is deer resistant. Keep an eye out for caterpillars, Japanese beetles, leaf gall aphids, weevils, scale, leafroller, leafminer, and powdery mildew.
  • Promptly remove any suckers to prevent spread.
  • No regular pruning is required. Simply remove any dead, damaged, or weak shoots. Prune in spring after flowering if you need to control shape and size.
  • Propagate by simple layering of suitable shoots in spring, by grafting in late winter or by chip budding in late summer.
  • Hamamelis vernalis is native to the southern and central United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hamamelis - Witch Hazels
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 7' – 9' (210cm – 270cm)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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© Martin Ogden /www.teddingtongardener.com

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hamamelis - Witch Hazels
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 7' – 9' (210cm – 270cm)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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