Hamamelis mollis
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Hamamelis mollis

Asiatic witchhazel

  family hamamelidaceae 
  genus hamamelis 

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Identification
Genus  Hamamelis Species  mollis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Asiatic witchhazel Family  HAMAMELIDACEAE Specimen number  S11878 Data source  HtZn p122;Frgnt p123;Frgnt p20
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  15' - 20' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Hamamelis mollis has flowers that are mildly musky. Asiatic witch hazel can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20 Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to partial shade is needed for this species to do its best. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  scented flowers. dusty sweet scent. agreeable sweet dusty odor Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Musk Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Layering Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Hamamelis mollis is typically propagated by layering.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Hamamelis mollis is a perennial. Flowers: Asiatic witch hazel has ribbon-like flowers. February is the usual month for flowering. The flowers are usually either yellow or red.

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