University of Illinois Extension
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Common Witchhazel
Hamamelis virginiana
Leaves of Common Witchhazel
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 12-20 Feet
Mature Width: 12-0 Feet
Features: Fragrant yellow flowers with narrow petals, in autumn (October-November); autumn color is yellow.
Culture: Full sun to shade; moist, well-drained soil is best.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad rounded
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: If left unpruned, this species has potential to grow to 25 or 30 feet, becoming treelike.

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