Witch Hazel

Hamamelis virginiana

Witch hazel is an excellent understory tree that produces fiery-yellow, fragrant flowers that stand out in the fall and winter. The extract is distilled from the bark of young stems and roots.

Size and Light Requirements

Grown in full sun or partial shade, witch hazel will reach 20 feet in height in 20 to 30 years.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can get up to $100 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.


Robert Brainz, Manfred Richter, NatureServe, Sonja Kalee