Witch-hazels in bloom!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 28, 2017

Witch-hazels in bloom!

Tree of the Month_witchhazels

They said it couldn’t be done: seeing all five extant species of witch-hazel (genus Hamamelis) in flower at the same time (indeed the same day). But, after three weeks of scouting, I have accomplished the impossible. This past Wednesday, with sun and brilliant blue skies warming the flowers (and me), I did it! Starting with the […]

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Nice Stems

by Nancy Rose
January 23, 2017

Orange Bark

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 17, 2017

Green bark

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 5, 2016

Witch-hazels in winter (Part 1)

by Andrew Gapinski, Manager of Horticulture
February 23, 2016

Witch-hazels in winter (Part 1)

Hamamelis vernalis

“Whilst winter’s hand is yet heavy on the land the witch-hazels boldly put forth their star-shaped yellow blossoms but the native Hamamelis vernalis is over-shadowed by its more brilliant Chinese and Japanese relatives.” –Ernest H. Wilson, Plant Hunting, 1927 One of the amazing events each winter and early spring at the Arboretum is the blooming […]

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Chinese and Ozark witch-hazels in bloom!

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
January 27, 2016

Happy Holly-days

by Nancy Rose
December 14, 2015