Did anyone plant Witchhazel last year? If you did, be on the lookout soon for Vernal Witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis). Their trademark flower and fragrance are coming up at the end of this month. They’ll bloom for weeks and then the hybrids like this Arnold’s Promise (Hamamelis x) will take over, bringing us into early spring. We can’t think of a nicer way to get through these cold gray January days!
Witchhazels have more than one season of interest. Besides the flower structure and spicy scent, their fall color is pretty outstanding! But it’s the early bloom time and easy care that make them worth considering for the landscape. Perfect for a variety of situations – along walkways or driveways, in mixed borders, in foundation plantings and in the woodland mimicking their natural habitat. They will not disappoint!