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Vintage Jade Witch Hazel

Distylium 'Vintage Jade'

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Vintage Jade Witch Hazel (Distylium 'Vintage Jade') at Rainbow Gardens

Vintage Jade Witch Hazel foliage

Vintage Jade Witch Hazel foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Evergreen Witch Hazel, Witchhazel

Description:

An attractive evergreen plant with emerging light green foliage that matures to deep green and glossy; in spring, lovely maroon flowers emerge along the older branches; very elegant when massed together or as an accent shrub

Ornamental Features

Vintage Jade Witch Hazel is clothed in stunning panicles of burgundy spider-like flowers along the branches from late winter to mid spring. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Vintage Jade Witch Hazel is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Vintage Jade Witch Hazel is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Vintage Jade Witch Hazel will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.