Hamamelis virginiana 'Harvest Moon' - Harvest Moon Witchhazel
Harvest Moon Witchhazel
Hamamelis virginiana 'Harvest Moon'
A tall shrub with fragrant yellow flowers that open in fall provides nectar for migrating insects. Birds and wildlife eat the seed after it falls to the ground. Upright-spreading branches are perfect nesting sites for a variety of birds. Deep yellow fall leaf color is outstanding.
- Stunning November bloom is spectacular!
- New growth is flushed with burgundy
- Vigorous, pest-free grower perfect for grouping
- Birds love its seed and nesting opportunities
- Tolerates a wide range of soil types and moisture
Wooded slopes, floodplains, damp woods and thickets; Nova Scotia, southern Quebec and southern Ontario to eastern Minnesota south to eastern Texas and central Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Late blooming, this deciduous shrub produces fertilized flowers that form fruit throughout the winter. The greenish fruits become woody as they ripen until they split in the fall of the following year. As they split, 1-2 black seeds erupt up to 30 feet away.
Grows best in average to moist, well-drained acidic soils in full sun or partial shade.