Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana L. 

1.5 - 2 ft height at sale, bare root

Native to Vermont

Sourced from NY


Blooms winter. Yellow flowers. Thicket.

  • Description

    The native range for American witchhazel includes Southern Ontario and Nova Scotia south to Florida, and west as far as Texas. It is found in the following areas of Vermont: Northeastern spruce-fir forests, Oak-hickory forests, Beech-Maple and Northern hardwoods. It is usually found on slopes and hilltops; generally found in drier locations. It grows well intermingled with mountain laurel, white ash, rhododendrons, summersweet clethra and dogwoods. Witch hazel is shade tolerant. 


    The plant is deciduous and can form as a shrub or small tree, with a stout trunk and with many crooked branches. It usually matures aroud 15-25 feet. The majority of seeds are dispersed by wind.  Flowers form in fall (Late September). The plant is attractive to pheasant, grouse and bobwhite. American witchhazel has documented ethnobotanical uses, and the plant is a popular ornamental for winter color.