Red-Flowered Vernal Witch-Hazel
Tagged as: Four Season Landscape
Botanical Name: Hamamelis vernalis f. carnea
Common Name: Red-Flowered Vernal Witch-Hazel
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Height: 6-10' Spread: 10-15' Habit/Form: Irregular to rounded Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: Grows in sun or shade in moist, organically rich, well drained soil. Avoid extremely wet or dry sites.
Ornamental Characteristics: Dark green leaves turn yellow to golden yellow in the fall. Extremely early (February/March) spring flowers are strap-like, twisting petals of red tapering to orange at the tips. They appear before the foliage, even when snow may still be on the ground.
Uses in the Landscape: A great specimen plant, for screening, in groups, or naturalizing.
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