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Is my witch hazel native?

Posted by c2g 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 28, 12 at 9:42

I purchased a witch hazel shrub this past December. We were having a mild winter so far, and the nursery assured me they could be transplanted at that time. I wanted to make sure it was the native variety, Hamamelis virginiana, and he assured me it was.

I don't know much about these shrubs, but I was under the impression that the native variety flowered in the fall while the Asian variety was one of the first to bloom in early spring/late winter.

We've had one of the mildest winters on record, and while taking a walk with temps near 60 yesterday, I noticed a neighbor's witch hazel in full bloom, and I assumed it was non-native (which surprised me, because most of their garden is native). I checked on mine, and while the dead leaves were still on the plant, I saw flowers starting to bud.

Wondering if I really have a native witch hazel, or would this have anything to do with the extremely warm winter we've had?

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RE: Is my witch hazel native?

Hamamelis vernalis is another native witch hazel. It blooms in January/Feb/March.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hamamelis vernalis

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