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Vernal Witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis)

Scientific Name: Hamamelis vernalis
Available Size: 3-4′

53 in stock

SKU: 20 Categories: ,
Description

Type: Deciduous shrub

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Height: 6-10 feet

Spread: 8-15 feet

Native Range: Southern and Central US, southern and east-central Missouri naturally

Ideal Site Requirements:

Soil: moist, acidic organically rich soils

Water: medium

Sunlight needs: full  sun to part shade

Tolerates: Erosion, clay soil

Landscape use: Superior winter-flowering shrub for the landscape. Shrub borders, woodland gardens. Screen or tall hedge. Good specimen.

Brief Description: Easily grown shrub

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts birds

Possible Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Caterpillars and Japanese beetles may chew on the leaves. Watch for leaf gall aphids, weevils, scale, leafroller and leafminer. Potential diseases include powdery mildew, occasional leaf spots and rots.

Stand out Features: fragrant flowers that bloom in mid-late winter, promptly remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread

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Additional information
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri