Known as- Winter hazel
Grow Zone - 5 to 8
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
Geography- Japan, Korea
ht.- 8 to 15 ft.
Span- 8 to 15 ft.
Coloring- Pale yellow
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Low
Best grown in acidic, organically rich, moderate wet, well-drained soils
in full sun to part shade. Tolerates average garden soils, but not unamended
heavy clays. Flower buds are susceptible to damage from early spring frosts.
Appreciates a sheltered location in the northern part of its growing range
including the St. Louis area.
Fragrant winter hazel is a spreading, multi-stemmed shrub that typically
grows 8-15” tall and features drooping clusters (racemes) of fragrant
pale yellow flowers in late winter to early spring before the foliage
emerges. Ovate toothed dark green leaves (to 4’ long) turn variable
but usually unexceptional shades of yellow in fall. Closely related to
and in the same family as witch hazel.
No serious insect or disease problems.
As is the case with forsythia and witch hazel, winter hazel provides late
winter to early spring bloom in the landscape. Shrub borders or woodland