University of Rhode Island

Hamamelis virginiana

Common Witchhazel

Large shrub or small tree with an irregular open crown. Bright green leaves turn yellow in fall. Fragrant yellow flowers with four strap-like petals open as early as December or January. Smooth grayish bark. Full sun or part shade, prefers moist soil. Native to RI. 20-25' x 15-20'.

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

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