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Neon yellow flowers dazzle in the dead of winter when the rest of your garden is snoozing. Trouble spots such as wet, low lying areas are the perfect home for this resourceful shrub that enjoys wet feet. This is a tough and versatile compact shrub that deserves a spot in every garden thanks to its ability to thrive where most plants won't and still look fantastic.

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Vernal Witchhazel

Add Fluorescent Yellow During Dreary Winter Months

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Are you craving some winter color in your landscape?

The Vernal Witchhazel gives you incredible, fluorescent yellow color during the winter… a time when all your neighbors’ landscapes are looking dull.

This fantastic shrub looks great in borders, rows or near your garden. It begins to flower in late winter, when little else is blooming around your neighborhood.

This colorful hedge typically grows 6-10 feet tall with a somewhat larger spread and produces clusters of fragrant, yellow blooms that have a reddish center.

The leaves turn a lovely golden yellow in autumn. When colder days arrive, the petals will gracefully curl up to protect them from winter damage.

Your Witchhazel performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is quite adaptable, preferring to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water.

These witchhazels are very adaptable to a variety of soil types, and even tolerant of urban pollution.

This hardy shrub does well in zones 4-8. It is a must-have for the four season landscape.

Growing Zones: 4-8

Mature Height: 6-10 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Adaptable
Botanical Name: Hamamelis vernalis
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-8
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Yes... Your Vernal Witchhazel can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant your Vernal Witchhazel

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Vernal Witchhazel.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Vernal Witchhazel gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Vernal Witchhazel again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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By: Ray
So lovely! Planted this in the Fall and from Spring to Winter we have had nothing but a beautiful shrub!

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