Chinese witch hazel

Hamamelis mollis

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Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis)
Genus:  Hamamelis
This witch hazel is an upright shrub up to 12 feet tall and wide, with oval, softly hairy, mid-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Fragrant flowers are yellow, with crimped petals, appearing on bare branches in mid- and late winter.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Good specimen, and also effective planted in groups.
Care:  Prefers moist but well-drained, loamy, acidic to neutral soil in full sun to partial shade. 
Propagation:  Graft cultivars in late winter, or bud in late summer.
Problems:  Gall aphids, leaf roller, and scale insects, powdery mildew, leaf spots, and wood rot.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Winter
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Shrubs

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