Hamamelis virginiana

Photo by Shirley Denton. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Plant Specifics

Size:10-15 ft tall by 10-15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous, blooms in fall, fruits ripen in summer.
Habitats:Dry mesic deciduous forests, bluffs, hammocks, sinks, floodplains, creek swamps.


Recommended Uses:Specimen or background plant. It is unusual in that it blooms in the fall.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



The fruit is eaten by bobwhite, white-tailed deer,  rabbit and beaver

Pollinated by moths that are active on cooler nights consistent with the season of flower for witch hazel.