Height: 15-20' high and wide
Light: Full sun (best) to part shade
Soil: Moist, well drained; seasonally wet
Bloom: Yellow, fringe-like, late fall to late winter
Fruit: Brown/copper seed capsules
Foliage: Deciduous, yellow fall
Resistance: Deer, clay
Landscape: Flowering tree, hedge, privacy screen
More information and native range here
Fun fact: The flowers and fruit on Witch Hazel can appear at the same time, which is rare.
Fun fact #2: The “witch” in Witch Hazel comes from “Wicke” in Middle English for “lively,” and “Wych,” which is Anglo-Saxon for “Bend.” (U.S. Forest Service)
Pollinator value: High. Larval host to dozens of moth species including the Polyphemus moth, the relatively rare Cameraria hamameliella, and dozens of other moth species. Native bees, beetles, wasps. Birds eat the fruits.
Foliage emerges bronze-red and turns a shiny yellow in fall. As leaves drop, yellow fringe-like -- or spider-like -- flowers appear on the branches providing unusual winter interest. Best fruits in full sun.