Vernal Witch Hazel
$8.00 – $15.00
In late winter or very early spring, before the leaves unfurl, Vernal witch-hazel has yellow and orange-to-red flowers with a spicy fragrance that appears in late February and last three to four weeks.
About Vernal Witch Hazel
In late winter or very early spring, before the leaves unfurl, Vernal witch hazel has yellow and orange-to-red flowers with a spicy fragrance that appears in late February and last three to four weeks. The new foliage is an attractive bronzy-red color that matures to dark green and then turns a rich butter yellow to golden yellow in fall. The dried leaves often persist into winter. The fruit capsules mature in September or October, when they split to expel black seeds that are attractive to birds. The plants can sucker to form colonies. This is a great specimen plant for naturalized landscape.
Witch hazel is very widely regarded as a medicinal plant, and one of its many powers is reducing swelling from insect bites.
Latin Name: Hamamelis vernalis
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Light: 1/2 day to full sun
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft.
Bloom Time: Late February
Rootstock: Own roots
Food Forest Use: Shrub Layer, Medicinal
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A guide to choosing the right size
1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.
Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.
1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.