Witch Hazel Tree

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Witch Hazel Tree Description

Witch Hazel Tree – Hamamelis Requires Less Maintenance and Pest-resistant

Witch hazel, formally known as Hamamelis, is a genus of flowering plants with three species in North America (called "winter bloom") and one in Japan and China. This tree requires little maintenance and is resistant to most pests and diseases; a large deciduous shrub with fragrant, bright yellow flowers in the winter. They prefer full sunlight, where flowers take on the likeness of fiery embers in the backlight.

They prefer well-spread soil, regular water, and tolerance for acidic or alkaline conditions. Unlike what most may initially assume, the name witch in "witch hazel" originates from the Middle English word "wiche," from the Old English wice meaning "pliant" or "bendable," and has no relations to the word "witch," meaning a practitioner of magic.

Witch Hazel Tree, Hamamelis Produces Sweet Scent and a Gardener's Favorite Plant

These deciduous shrubs grow from three to seven-point-six meters tall but rarely to twelve meters tall. Their oval leaves appear in an alternate arrangement, at five to fifteen centimeters long and two-point-five to ten centimeters broad, with a smooth or wavy margin. They also have simultaneous flowers and maturing fruit from the previous years, and each flower has four slender strap-shaped petals that range from pale to dark yellow, orange or red.

The fruit appears as a tiny two-part capsule with a glossy black seed within each part. This capsule splits explosively at maturity in the autumn, eight months after flowering, ejecting the seeds with sufficient force to fly for distances up to nine meters away, giving its alternative name of "snapping hazel."

Growing these shrubs is a gardening favorite, thanks to their winter color and fragrance; many people plant witch hazels where they can appreciate their full beauty and sweet scent. They are excellent as border plants, a setup for a mixed hedge, or even a specimen plant if given enough room to spread.

Among other things, people of the past used the branches of this tree as markers for underground water sources and minerals, and witch hazels appear in the pharmaceutical setting in treating insect bites, sunburn, and material for a refreshing aftershave lotion. While these shrubs are adaptable, they mostly prefer moist soil and will thrive in partial shade to the full sun even though they are considered understory plants. Care for witch hazel requires minimal maintenance, from regular watering during the first season and only pruning when necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Witch Hazel has sweetly scented clusters of flowers clinging to bare branches; Witch Hazel Tree adds a curb appeal to your garden in winters. 

Known for their spidery appearance, These trees are deciduous, flowering plants with irregular branches. When other plants prepare for their winter sleep, the typical tree, also known as Hamamelis and hamamelis virginiana, bursts into bloom with its gold foliage and yellow, orange, and red flowers. Unlike other plants, Witch Hazel usually blooms near the winter end, around mid-January. 

These eye-catchy shrubs grow to an average height of 10-25 feet with a growth rate of 1-2 feet yearly. This shrub can expand to 12 feet and perform best in the spaces where it receives at least four hours of sun daily. They grow the best in USDA zones 3 to 8.

This shrub has dark green oval leaves with distinct ribs and veins with fall foliage in autumn with a little bit of rust appearing naturally. It grows best in well-drained and moist acidic soil and can bear numerous sun conditions ranging from full shade to complete exposure. 

Hamamelis Mollis are small trees and are usually very hard to withstand excessive alkaline soil and areas with heavy clay. It grows into a vase shape. These intensely fragrant plants are often in moist and swampy areas and are usually used to give your garden an aesthetic touch of colors and texture.

A pleasant mix of spicy and herbal fragrances, Witch Hazel Plants are usually witnessed in North America, Japan, and China. Its hard capsules with a tan to gray color go dormant during the winter and develop over the next growing season. They then hurl two shiny black seeds 10 to 20 feet or more rarely up to 40 feet in autumn. The seeds then require another year to germinate.

When growing these plants, the most important thing you should consider is the moisture in the soil. Watering is essential during the early development stages so that shrubs can grow in good health. Moreover, the plant is tolerant of pruning, enabling them to fit according to the available space.

Witch hazel is best known for its extract, sold over-the-counter for various medical needs

Extraction of these plants is used to treat insect bites, eczema, psoriasis, ingrown toenails, and dry skin. The shrub's barks and leaves are commonly used as a cooling agent in creams and cosmetics products. The fragrant flowers on the easy-to-grow Chinese witch hazel brighten even the darkest winter days. They look like little tassels, with fiery orange or vivid yellow flowers dangling from bare branches and wafting their sweet scent across the garden. Adorn your garden or backyard space with this gorgeous Witch Hazel Tree and enjoy the unlimited benefits!

Witch Hazel Plant, Hamamelis is For Sale at TN Wholesale Nursery with Low Prices and Fast Shipping
 Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Water requirement: Moderate moisture

Zone: 3 to 8

Best time to Harvest: late summer and early fall

Height at maturity: 15 to 20 feet

Ship as: Bareroot

The fragrant flowers on the easy-to-grow Chinese witch hazel brighten even the darkest winter days. They look like little tassels, with fiery orange or vivid yellow flowers dangling from bare branches and wafting their sweet scent across the garden.

Adorn your garden or backyard space with this gorgeous Witch Hazel Tree and enjoy the unlimited benefits!

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