The Hamamelis Virginiana 'Little Prospect' - 'Little Prospect' Witch-Hazel is a smaller, more showy, modernized cultivar of the shrub that's native to the United States. Just like the larger cultivar, the Little prospect will produce sweet smelling, dainty, ribbon-like yellow blooms all along the stems in the fall that last for several weeks. These blooms produce hard to come by nectar in the colder months when pollinators are preparing to overwinter. Once the flowers are spent and have been pollinated, these flowers develop into small seeds and fruit which are enjoyed by wildlife especially songbirds. What is different however is that this cultivars gorgeous variegated green leaves will never scorch even in the summer heat! Not only will this beautiful specimen deliver a visual interest throughout the entire growing season but you will also help your environment, wildlife and pollinators with this important piece!
This 'Little Prospect' Witch-Hazel comes in a 1 Gallon pot
Size: Mature size can reach 8' - 9' x 4' - 5'
Light: Full sun to partial sun (Zone 8: Afternoon shade with at least 4 hours of sun)
Hardiness zone: 3 - 8 View Map
Characteristics: Grows in a pyramidal form with short and compact internodes. Broad yellow margins on green leaves remain all season long and respond well to light. Sweet smelling, dainty, ribbon-like yellow blooms all along the stems in the fall that last for several weeks. Flowers develop into small seeds and fruit which are enjoyed by wildlife especially songbirds.
Soil, Water, Fertilize: Rich, moist, well draining soil with the pH 5.0 - 6.8. Water regularly. Provide a layer of mulch over root system to avoid moisture evaporating. Cold hardy. Prune in early spring to shape the shrub. Fertilize in early spring. Is generally disease and pest free and requires little to no maintenance.
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*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.
*Plants ship dormant in winter months.