SelecTree: Tree Detail

CHINESE WITCH HAZEL
Hamamelis mollis

Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis Hamamelis mollis

Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Flowering branches used for flower arrangements.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to China.

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 - 15 feet.

Width: 12 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Round, Dark Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant Brown, Red or Yellow. Flowers in Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown or Yellow Capsule, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 7 and 15 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hamamelis mollis Tree Record." 1995-2017. Oct 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/hamamelis-mollis >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.