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|Size:||10-15 ft tall by 10-15 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Specimen or background plant. It is unusual in that it blooms in the fall.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Sand|
The fruit is eaten by grouse, bobwhite, white-tailed deer, beaver and rabbit.
Pollinated by moths that are active on cooler nights consistent with the season of flower for witch hazel.
|Native Habitats:||Dry mesic deciduous forests, bluffs, hammocks, sinks, floodplains, creek swamps.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||The bark and leaves have been used to produce astringent extracts that have been used variously as topical medications. The forked twigs of witch hazel are preferred as divining rods. An extract of the plant is used in the astringent witch hazel. The bark and leaves were used by native Americans in the treatment of external inflammations.|
|General Comments:||This is one of the few shrubs that blooms in the fall.|