Plant Families / Hamamelis - Witch Hazels
Hardy, maintenance-free, and ignored by most pests, Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) are deciduous shrubs with handsome oval leaves, turning various colors in the fall, and fragrant, winter blooms with long, crinkly petals, clustered up and down the length of the branches. Ranging from at 10 to 20 feet, Hazels offer a wide array of forms: upright, vase-shaped, rounded bush, spreading, weeping. While Witch Hazels can be showy in three seasons, their spectacular winter show, when they burst into bloom, are of primary interest. Witch Hazels are quite effective as backdrops, hedges and screens or as specimen plants.