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Hamamelis (virginiana)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Hamamelidaceae
Family Common Name: Witch hazel family
Scientific Name: Hamamelis virginiana L.
Common Synonym: Hamamelis macrophylla Pursh
Common Name: American witchhazel
Species Code: HAMVIR
General Distribution: H. virginiana is found within temperate deciduous forests of North America.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified for 120 to 180 days and germinate under spring temperatures.
References: Heit, C. E. (1968b). Propagation from seed. Part 15: Fall planting of shrub seeds for successful seedling production. Amer. Nurseryman 128(4), 8-10, 70-80.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.16 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.


Baskin, Jerry M.; Baskin, Carol C.. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Hamamelis virginiana L. plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/09/19). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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