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Washington Hawthorn vs Witch Hazel

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Hamamelis virginiana

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Washington Hawthorn
Witch Hazel

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

Witch Hazel is a deciduous shrub, or small tree, with a short trunk, bearing numerous spreading, crooked branches.

The seeds grow in a long, wooden pod with two to four seeds per pod. Upon ripening, the pods burst, firing the seeds up to 30km an hour.

The leaf and bark extract of Witch Hazel has been used as a remedy to common ailments such as inflammation, bruises and much more for many centuries.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

WITCH HAZEL QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $9.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: washington thorn