Hamamelis virginiana is the hardiest witch hazel, fragrant yellow flowers between October and December, often as the leaves are turning yellow in the fall; usually has several trunks arching into an open, rounded canopy; likes moist soil; native to eastern, central, and south central North America.
* It is a small, deciduous tree growing up to 6 m (rarely to 10 m) tall, often with a dense cluster of stems from its base. The fruit is a hard woody capsule 10–14 mm long, which splits explosively at the apex at maturity one year after pollination, ejecting the two shiny black seeds up to 10 m distant from the parent plant.
Botanical Name : Hamamelis virginiana
Common Name : American Witchhazel
Height : 5 - 10 ft
Spread : 5 - 9 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days warm stratification followed by 90 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 4-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 550