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Learn how to grow witch hazel and bring beauty to your winter landscape. These plants burst with fragrant yellow flowers in the colder months!

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Here's What You Need to Know

Why you want Witch Hazel

Witch hazel's bushy flowers look fantastic set against a dreary winter landscape. You'll also appreciate their delightful scent if you plant one on a frequently traveled path.

When to plant

The best time to plant witch hazel is either early spring or late fall when the ground is not frozen or waterlogged.

Where to plant

Witch hazel grows best in loamy soil with good drainage and a slightly acidic pH. They can survive in clay soil but likely won't be as vigorous.

How to plant witch hazel

While it is possible to grow witch hazel from cuttings and seed, the easiest method is to buy potted or bare root plants. Put these in the ground in early spring, and give them plenty of water until they are established.


Make sure your witch hazel shrubs and trees have moist soil and good sun exposure, and they will delight you with their colors and textures from early spring through winter's coldest days.

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