Hamamelis vernalis - Vernal Witchhazel
Very early blooming with unique, crinkled, red to yellow strap-like petals surrounding a darker colored calyx cup in February and early March. One of the earliest of nectar sources for native pollinators and a great seed source from spent flowers for native birds in summer. Showy yellow fall foliage.
- Slow growing but wide spreading
- Perfect for naturalizing or for barrier plantings
- Excellent early nectar source for pollinators
- Native birds love the seed from its spent flowers
- Easy to grow, outstanding fall foliage color
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Very flood tolerant.
This plant needs to water regularly as needed. Optimal conditions for this plant include full sun exposure.