We have a hunch you’ll like Quasimodo the Witch

Flowering now is one of our favorite native witch hazels, the semi-dwarf, Ozark witch hazel, Hamamelis vernalis ‘Quasimodo’. This amazing gem was discovered and introduced by the late Dutch nurseryman, Pieter Zwijnenburg. I would argue that this is a far more significant introduction than his much better known Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. Our 8-year-old specimen is now 5′ tall x 5′ wide. Not only does the compact size fit in most gardens, but the density of the deliciously fragrant flowers is unparalleled in the genus.

, Hamamelis vernalis ‘Quasimodo’
A close up view of the winter blooming flowers.
, Hamamelis vernalis ‘Quasimodo’.

6 thoughts on “We have a hunch you’ll like Quasimodo the Witch”

  1. We have had this witch hazel in the Wegerzyn Gardens Collection for 10 years and it is only 2′ tall. It gets afternoon shade and morning sun. However it is not irrigated. This might account for its small size. Our plant is very healthy and is in full bloom now. It usually booms in February in Dayton, OH. Ron Schilb

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