Common Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is an underappreciated small tree. It blends into the background most of the year until late Fall when in bloom. How many other trees are in bloom in early December?
Where to Plant Common Witch Hazel
Don’t use Common Witch Hazel in your foundation planting. It’s informal habit won’t work with modern homes. If you live in a rustic log cabin nestled in the woods I say, “Go for it!”
Plant this large shrub on the edge of the woods where it can blend in most of the year and give late Fall interest.
For more information visit the Missouri Botanical Garden website.