University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Vernal Witchhazel
Hamamelis vernalis
Vernal Witchhazel leaves
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-10 Feet
Mature Width: 6-12 Feet
Features: Fragrant flowers (ranging from red to yellow) with narrow petals, in early spring (as early as March); autumn color is yellow.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best, but tolerates wet sites; tolerates alkaline soils.
Cultivars:
  • 'Autumn Embers'- Orange flowers, autumn color is red-purple.
  • 'Sandra'- Yellow orange flowers, fragrant, autumn color orange.
Mature Form: Rrounded to slightly broad rounded.
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Soil condition: WetWet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Tolerance: Wet SitesWet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes:

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