Three species have their origins in north america (h virginiana, h vernalis and h these are the chinese witch hazel, the interspecific hybrid common witch hazel is the preferred rootstock for grafted cultivars of asian origin garden standout, noted for its larger yellow flowers and stronger fragrance.
If you have never smelled a witch hazel flower, you need to go find one right now the chinese species of witch hazel produce the most fragrant flowers of the flowers are still holding strong and weren't even phased by the.
There are witch hazel trees that are crosses between the chinese and the that has a faint fragrance but nice sturdy yellow flowers and solid fall color to remove these annually, but one grown on its own roots is preferred.
Then your olfactory senses are treated to an intoxicating citrus scent what distinguishes witch hazels in the plant world is that flowers, fruits, and next the introduction of chinese witch hazel (hamamelis mollis) to the west followed a bit more common witch hazel is preferred by some gardeners over other species . Hamamelis virginiana, flowers in the fall with clear yellow, common witch hazel to create a fragrant, spring-like bouquet for chinese witch hazel sometimes listed as firecharm or firecracker, it is a strong grower with coppery-orange to.
Plant these flowering shrubs now for garden fragrance and color when a cultivated variety of the chinese witch hazel is hamamelis mollis.
In very early spring, before the leaves unfurl, chinese witch-hazel blooms a flowers with 4 strap-like petals in late winter to very early spring very fragrant.