Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 3 to 8
Size: To 25' tall, but usually seen as a 10 to 15' tall shrub with similar spread
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Loose, open habit, multi-stemmed. Alternate leaves to 6" long, 3.5" wide, with coarsely toothed margins. Grown for autumn color (yellow) and yellow flowers in autumn also, after the leaves drop. Flowers are strap-like with crinkly petals. When seed capsules pop open the seeds are catapulted great distances.
Native from Florida to Nova Scotia.
Synonym Hamamelis macrophylla Pursh.
Branches used by US settlers as divining rods - hence the common name "Witch Hazel".