Hamamelis x intermedia (Witch Hazel)

This plant has three outstanding traits: it blooms in January when nothing else is usually blooming, it has very fragrant yellow flowers that can last 3-4 weeks, and it thrives in gravelly, poorly drained clay soil (present in much of our region). It is a large (8 x 8 ft.) somewhat coarse looking shrub that grows best in full sun or partial shade, with twice-a-week watering. The fall color is a coppery yellow. Use for foundation planting, background or screen plantings. Plant near a window or door to enjoy scent.

Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Moderate
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  8 ft. x 8 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  Yellow
Bees:  No
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  Yes
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  Yes
Bloom Time:  Winter