Hamamelis mollis

Chinese Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel offers striking winter color with its bright, fragrant bloom when most other plants are dormant. The small but showy frost-proof flowers open on leafless branches, and clusters of narrow petals last for several weeks. Blooms on the many flowering cultivars range from yellow to orange to red. Red flowering types also have the best red fall leaf colors. An extract from the bark is used as an astringent, and on bruises and sprains. Take care where you plant, for Witch Hazel grows 8 to 15 feet high. Add organic matter to soil when planting, and mulch to keep the soil cool and moist.
Hamamelis mollis, Chinese Witch Hazel
Plant this, one of the most fragrant Witch Hazels, next to walks or entrances where its scent and bright flowers can be enjoyed. Branches form strong, horizontal patterns.

Attributes - Hamamelis mollis

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Early Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Fragrant, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles.

Related Plants

Hamamelis x intermedia, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnolds Promise', Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena', Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primavera'
 
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