Plant Feature: Common Witch Hazel Hamamelis Virginiana

Ever heard of Hamamelis Virginiana?

Perhaps common witch hazel sounds a bit more familiar? That’s because the bark is used in commercial witch hazel, which you’ll find in a variety of skin products.

We have Common Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana planted at the Low Line Green. It provides year-round interest with a unique growing and blooming pattern. It loses its foliage in winter, but replaces it with tiny yellow blooms between October and December – providing little blips of color for winter gardens.

It’s a deciduous shrub and a native species that’s great for wildlife – providing food for deer, beavers, birds and small mammals.

Look for it the next time you visit the Low Line Green!

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