American Witch-Hazel


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • Attracts wildlife
  • Produces nuts
  • Good for privacy
  • Requires cross-pollination
  • Deer tolerant


Height: 10ft-18ft
Spread: 10ft-18ft
Water Needs: Medium to Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Medium

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American Witch-hazel
Description American witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), also known as striped or spotted alder, is a small tree or tall shrub. As an ornamental plant, witch-hazel is a beautiful, unique plant. Witch-hazel has crooked, spreading branches and aromatic flowers in fall to winter. Its lettuce green leaves maintain color late into fall and then turn into gold. The aromatic extract of the leaves, twigs, and bark is used as a mild astringent. Young witch-hazel is susceptible to deer pressure. *Important to shade while young
Height 20 – 30 ft.
Spread 12 – 20 ft.
Growth rate Medium
Sun Part shade to shade
Water use Medium
Soil Rich, well-drained soil
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time September – December
Bloom color Orange, yellow, green, brown
Fruit type Capsule
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, showy flowers
Climate Change Hardiness Unknown adaptability

Additional information


5, 10, 25, 50