USDA Organic Audubon Native Common Witchhazel and native birds
Native Common Witchhazel closeup of whispy yellow flowers on dark brown branch with yellow leaves in the background
USDA Organic Audubon Native Common Witchhazel light brown stems with small yellow buds dotting the branches
USDA Organic Audubon Native Common Witchhazel closeup of whispy yellow flowers on branches with the blue sky as the background
Native Regions map for Common Witchhazel
Tufted Titmouse
Yellow-Throated Warbler
Downy Woodpecker
White Breasted Nuthatch
USDA Organic Audubon Native Common Witchhazel and native birds
Native Common Witchhazel closeup of whispy yellow flowers on dark brown branch with yellow leaves in the background
USDA Organic Audubon Native Common Witchhazel light brown stems with small yellow buds dotting the branches
USDA Organic Audubon Native Common Witchhazel closeup of whispy yellow flowers on branches with the blue sky as the background
Native Regions map for Common Witchhazel
Tufted Titmouse
Yellow-Throated Warbler
Downy Woodpecker
White Breasted Nuthatch

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 15-30' tall
  • Mature Width: 15-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 15-25' apart

FEATURES:

  • May Benefit & Attract: Thrushes, waxwings, wood warblers, finches, mockingbirds & thrashers, chickadees & titmice, orioles, cardinals & grosbeaks, crows & jays, sparrows, nuthatches, vireos, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and wrens.
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • USDA Organic crops are grown exclusively on land that has gone without having non-USDA Organic approved substances applied for three years
  • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box


    USDA Organic Audubon® Common Witchhazel

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Hamamelis virginiana

    Regular price $895.00
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    Why the USDA Organic Audubon® Common Witchhazel?

    Combining beauty and function into one package with Witch Hazel trees, known for their fantastic fall foliage and sweetly scented flowers to their incredible homeopathic healing qualities. The handsome architecture of this tree adds a unique flair to any landscape! Clusters of emerging ribbon-like flowers and crinkled petals scattered all over the tree going from green to a brilliant golden yellow in the fall. An absolute showpiece in your garden in all its floral splendor lasting all through fall! This picturesque woodland shrub is a must-have for you and the birds to enjoy all year long!

    The first clue to the Native Americans that there was something unusually special about Witch Hazel may have been the golden flowers blooming in the dead of winter. Many Native Americans like the Osage, Potawatomi, and Mohegans used Witch Hazel bark to treat skin ulcers and sores. They would steam the twigs and branches over hot rocks in their sweat lodges to soothe sore muscles. They also taught English settlers about dowsing, an ancient method for finding underground water using Y-shaped witch hazel sticks. When water was below them, the sticks would bend downward. Native Americans believed Witch Hazel to have many magical powers, which in the eyes of modern medicine have shown to be true. Now being mass-produced throughout the world known as the "Golden Treasure," an astringent to heal the skin from wounds, scars and help stop bleeding are just a few of its qualities. As one of the only medicinal plants approved by the FDA, Witch Hazel has been benefitting not just landscapes but also human health for centuries. Another gift from the Native Americans teaching us about these incredible woodland shrubs!

    How to use in the landscape?

    Adding a splash of color to any garden, and imagine having a shrub that flowers in February and March? In all that gloomy dormancy, you’ll see Witch Hazel emerging in life!

    Why Bower & Branch?

    At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

    - Trusted, Experienced Growers

    - Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

    - Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

    We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

    We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

    Audubon® Plants for Birds Program

    Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

    What is the definition of Native?

    “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

    Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

    Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

    What does it mean to be USDA Organically grown?

    • USDA Organic crops are grown exclusively on land that has gone without having non-USDA Organic approved substances applied for three years.
    • No pesticides for us, please! Organically grown crops are highly regulated on what can and cannot be used for pest control—worried about harsh chemicals that have been sprayed on your plant? There is only a small number of approved synthetic chemicals that are allowed to be used. Otherwise, farmers use strict biological, mechanical, and physical management practices.
    • Not just any type of seeds are used to grow and harvest organic plants: farmers can only use organic seeds or organically raised seedlings in their organic fields.
    • Only the best handling is allowed! Organic and non-organic crops are not allowed to be commingled or near each other. Cross-contamination can occur, botching the organic plant's purity due to non-organic substances that could have been sprayed on non-organic harvests; this would cause the organic plant to be considered compromised.
    • Fields are carefully cultivated through crop rotation and proper tillage practices to ensure that the soil and the soil's nutrients are kept at a happy balance. Animal manure, not sludge, is allowed to help infuse the soil with nitrogen to support the growth of the organic crops.

     

    Growth Facts

      Hardiness Zone: 4-8

      Mature Height: 15-30' tall

      Mature Width: 15-25' wide

      Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

      Spacing: 15-25' apart

    How To Plant

    Witch Hazel likes a soil enriched with compost and appreciates shade during the hottest hours of the day (around 1pm to 3pm). Don’t worry about protecting the blossoms from frost! They can handle it. The strappy flowers contract on extremely cold days and unfurl again on milder ones.

    How To Water

    Witch Hazel will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

    How To Fertilize

    Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

    How To Prune

    If needed, prune your Common Witch Hazel in early spring, before your tree begins to leaf out.

    Planting Zones

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    How Does Shipping Work?

    Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

    We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

    *Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered. - Size AA &AAA will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier.

    How Does Sizing Work?

    The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

    Our trees for sale online are graded on AA, A, B, C and larger scale. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

    All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

    See the size guides below.

    How Trees are Shipped Size A Trees Size AA Trees Size AAA Trees Size B Trees Size C Trees Size D Trees

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    How?

    Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

    - Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

    - Phone: 866-873-3888

    - Or via Online Chat

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    If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

    * Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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