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Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel*

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Burnt Mahogany'

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Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Burnt Mahogany') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel foliage

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel foliage

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Burnt Mahogany') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel in fall

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel in fall

(Photo courtesy of Lake County Nursery)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Witch Hazel


Nothing breaks the monotony of late winter like the highly fragrant witchhazel; this variety features mahogany-red and orange strap-like flowers in tight bunches along the branches with burgundy centers and a wide-spreading habit of growth

Ornamental Features

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel is covered in stunning fragrant red strap-like flowers with orange overtones and burgundy eyes along the branches from late winter to early spring before the leaves. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated round leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. 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 shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Burnt Mahogany Witchhazel will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Flowers  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features