Chinese Witch Hazel
Hamamelis mollis

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Hamamelis (ham-uh-MEE-lis) (Info)
Species: mollis (MAW-liss) (Info)
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Category:

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Spring Grove, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

East Hampton, New York

Bellingham, Washington

Edmonds, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On Feb 20, 2012, HamptonsGardener from East Hampton, NY wrote:

Love this shrub for its winter color and fragrance. Blooms on bare branches. Best sited in front of evergreen plants to help pop the color.

-Jeff
hamptonsgarden.com

Positive

On Jan 3, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This species is easy to force for fragrant, late winter bouquets.

The dead leaves persist through the winter on shrub and should be cut off to fully enjoy the blooms.