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Hamamelis mollis
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Hamamelis mollis
Hamamelis mollis

Hamamelis mollis

Chinese Witch Hazel
Hamamelidaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

HAMAMELIS

Medium-size to large shrubs, sometimes treelike, usually with spreading habit and angular or zigzag branches. Valued for bright fall foliage and nodding clusters of interesting yellow to red blooms that typically appear in winter. Flowers consist of many narrow, crumpled petals and are said to resemble shredded coconut, mop heads, or spiders.

Hamamelis mollis

From China. Moderately slow-growing shrub to 8–10 ft. tall and wide, or a small tree that may reach 30 ft. Roundish, 3 1/2–6-in.-long leaves are dark green and rough above, gray and felted beneath, turning good pure yellow in fall. Sweetly fragrant, 1 1/2-in.-wide, rich golden yellow flowers with red-brown sepals bloom on bare stems in winter. Flowering branches are excellent for cutting.

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