Hamamelis vernalis with its comely combination of colorful fall foliage and its precocious (occasionally January) bloom habit. All of the witchhazels are wonderful off-season stars that shine in the dark dreary days of fall and winter.
Witchhazel - the forsythia of autumn! This native shrub wears a unique coat of golden- yellow fall foliage while masses of sweetly spice-scented, yellow blooms appear in October through November. Planting in full sun will result in the heaviest blooming, but it will tolerate some shade. Hamamelis Virginiana Zones: 3-9 Height: 10-15' Bloom Time: Fall
Arching red 6" blooms crowned in white offer a new color for Pieris, draping gracefully over glossy dark green foliage in the spring. Fall fruit is accentuated by the superior branching habit of this evergreen, very deer resistant shrub. Brings life to the landscape of winter. Patented. Features to Note: Evergreen, Deer Resistant, OK in containers - see FAQ for overwintering, Blooms for 4 weeks or more