Witch-Hazel (Hammamelis virginiana) *native..This small NATIVE tree or tall shrub is often multi-trunked and usually grows10-15 ft. tall but can reach 35 ft. in height. The large, crooked, spreading branches form an irregular, open crown. The floral display of witch hazel is unique. Its fragrant, yellow flowers with strap-like, crumpled petals appear in the late fall.
The witch hazel bush is a small tree with fragrant yellow blooms. Learning how to grow witch hazel is easy since they require very little care. You can find tips for growing witch hazel, and its uses, in this article.
Witch Hazel Jelena (Hamamelis int.'Jelena') Hardiness: Zone 4 Height: 15-20ft Width: 12-15ft Shape: upright spreading Light Requirement: sun or partial shade Spring/summer foliage: green Fall foliage: fantastic...mostly RED Flowers: Feb-march spider like fiery orange blossoms Soil: any..even wet to dry.
The spring-flowering witch hazel shrubs are some of our earliest blooming plants in New England (U.S.). I shot this photo of one in a local town, but I, myself grow a type known as Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise.' Learn all about this precocious beauty at http://landscaping.about.com/od/shrubsbushes/p/witch_hazel.htm