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botanical name:
Hamamelis vernalis 'Squib'
Hamamelis vernalis 'Squib' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ozark Witch Hazel
family:  Hamamelidaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Large spreading shrub. Obovate, mid-green leaves which turn butter-yellow in autumn. Very small, but numerous, heavily scented, yellow flowers with green calyces, in late winter and early spring on bare shoots.

Best in moist, fertile, acid to neutral soil in sun or part shade. More tolerant of slightly chalky and heavy soils than other Witch Hazel species.
Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late winter/early spring.

By grafting

other notes:
Raised at the Hillier Nurseries.
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