Q: Is this the witch hazel known as "Christmas Cheer"?
A: No, but ours may have the potential to bloom as early "Christmas Cheer" which was cloned from a Missouri plant many years ago for its early bloom time.
Q: I am clearing invasive Honeysuckle in the area I plan on native planting. If I don't get all the Honeysuckle will that compete? Or maybe wait a season after clearing the Honeysuckle?
A: It depends on your method of clearing the honeysuckle. If using foliar herbicides, you should wait. If your cutting and carefully spraying the stumps, you should be fine to plant witch hazel now (depending on the term 'carefully spraying'). If you're not using herbicides at all, you can plant witch hazel now and prepare to continue to battle honeysuckle into the future. Prepare for the continuous battle whether using herbicides or not.
Q: Can the Ozark Witch Hazel be planted now (in the spring)?
A: Yes, it can be planted in spring.
Q: Understory area ten feet away from red maple. Other trees are oak and ash. Not dense shade but what I call "high shade". No direct sun. Would this be an OK place for Ozark Witch Hazel?
A: Yes, they should be fine there.
Q: Hello. I see you have ozark witch hazel. The Missouri botanical garden lists 10 native varieties (Autumn Embers, Lombard’s Weeping, Carnea, etc.). Do you carry some of the different types they have on their list? Thanks.
A: No, we don't grow any cultivars or nativars.
Q: How fast does this shrub grow and how close to plant - as we want to hide propane tank
A: It has a medium growth rate and will take several years to reach full size. You could either give it plenty of room away from the tank (10 feet or so) or plant it closer and prune it as needed.