Witchhazel

Witchhazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) is a large deciduous shrub that can provide charisma for the winter garden with both its odd flowers and fragrance. Witchhazel is best situated in the back of the shrub border as it can attain heights of fifteen to twenty feet. A specimen plant could be limbed up into tree form and add unique interest to the front of a landscape. One inch long petals of strap like flowers (closely resembling those Loropetalum) appear in mid January and can last into March. This plant is versatile in exposure and can be located in sites with full sun to part shade.

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Care for witchhazel shrubs is extremely minimal.  Aside from watering during the first season the shrub is planted and occasional pruning to maintain shape the witchhazel requires no care.

They thrive in almost all soil types, sun levels and are tolerant to almost all pests.