Witch Hazel


Hamamelis virginiana

Minimum: 5+ seeds

Discover the enchanting beauty and therapeutic benefits of Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), a versatile shrub renowned for its ornamental appeal and medicinal properties. From its captivating late-winter blooms to its soothing herbal extracts, Witch Hazel adds a touch of magic to your garden landscape while offering a natural remedy for various skincare and wellness needs. Transform your garden and home with the timeless allure of Witch Hazel!

Key Features:

  1. Winter Blooms: Embrace the ephemeral beauty of Witch Hazel's late-winter blossoms. Amidst the cold and dreary months, these fragrant, spidery blooms emerge like golden threads, bringing warmth and cheer to your garden landscape.

  2. Medicinal Marvel: Harness the healing power of Witch Hazel's herbal extracts. Traditionally used for its astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties, Witch Hazel is a natural remedy for soothing minor skin irritations, reducing inflammation, and promoting overall skin health.

  3. Fall Foliage: Celebrate the changing seasons with Witch Hazel's vibrant autumn foliage. As temperatures cool, the leaves transition to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red, painting your garden with a palette of fiery hues.

  4. Pollinator Magnet: Attract pollinators to your garden oasis with Witch Hazel's early-season blooms. Bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects are drawn to the nectar-rich flowers, enhancing biodiversity and supporting ecosystem health.

  5. Low Maintenance: Embrace stress-free gardening with Witch Hazel. This hardy and adaptable shrub requires minimal care once established, thriving in a variety of soil types and light conditions.


  • Botanical Name: Hamamelis virginiana
  • Type: Deciduous Shrub
  • Height: 10-15 feet
  • Spread: 8-12 feet
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8


  • Skin Soothing: Incorporate Witch Hazel into your skincare routine for its gentle yet effective astringent properties. Use it to cleanse, tone, and soothe the skin, providing relief from minor irritations, insect bites, and sunburns.

  • Natural Astringent: Harness the astringent power of Witch Hazel for various topical applications. It helps tighten and tone the skin, minimize pores, and reduce inflammation, making it a versatile addition to your wellness arsenal.

  • Seasonal Interest: Enjoy year-round beauty with Witch Hazel's captivating blooms and fall foliage display. Its multi-season interest adds visual appeal to your garden landscape, providing color and texture throughout the year.

  • Wildlife Habitat: Create a welcoming habitat for wildlife with Witch Hazel's early-season blooms. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators rely on the nectar and pollen-rich flowers for sustenance, contributing to a thriving ecosystem.

  • Adaptable Cultivation: Whether planted as a focal point, hedge, or specimen shrub, Witch Hazel adapts to various garden settings with ease. Provide well-drained soil and ample sunlight to ensure optimal growth and flowering.

Care Guidelines:

  1. Sunlight: Plant Witch Hazel in a location with full sun to partial shade for best flowering and foliage coloration.

  2. Soil: Well-drained, loamy soil is preferred. Amend heavy clay or sandy soils with organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.

  3. Watering: Provide regular watering, especially during periods of drought or prolonged dry spells. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  4. Pruning: Minimal pruning is required for Witch Hazel. Remove dead or damaged branches in late winter or early spring to promote healthy growth and maintain a tidy appearance.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the shrub to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature. Avoid mulch contact with the trunk to prevent rot.

Enrich your garden and home with the timeless beauty and therapeutic benefits of Witch Hazel. Order now and experience the magic of this remarkable shrub in your own outdoor sanctuary!