What is a witch hazel shrub?


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Witch hazel shrubs are deciduous, vase-shaped plants that bloom in early spring. These shrubs can grow as tall as 12 feet without proper and timely pruning.

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Witch hazel shrubs can be used to complement other plants in a four-season garden as the shrubs bloom earlier than most other plants and have leaves that turn yellow in the fall. Their yellow flowers have fringe-like petals and give off a warm, spicy fragrance. Witch hazel shrubs must grow in partial shade or full sun and must have well-drained, acidic soil to thrive. Mulch placed around the base of these shrubs protects them from the harsh summer sun and from harsh winters.

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