SelecTree: Tree Detail
CHINESE WITCH HAZEL
Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Utility friendly tree.
Flowering branches used for flower arrangements.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to China.
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.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Hamamelis mollis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/hamamelis-mollis >