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Witch Hazel
Hamamelis virginiana

Fragrant, fall blooms, tolerates clay soil.

USDA symbol: HAVI4

General Information

Plant TypeShrub
Height10 to 20 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorYellow
Witch Hazel (Witch Hazel<div><em class="small">Hamamelis virginiana</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience6
Salt ToleranceNone

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsSeptember to November
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism5
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyChisago, Fillmore, Houston, Winona
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland