The following witch-hazels are not fussy about soil. Plant in winter.
Hamamelis japonica arborea, 12 to 20 ft., purple calyces and yellow flowers with petals slightly longer than those of H. mollis from December to February.
H. mollis, 6 to 8 ft. or more, a favourite winter-flowering shrub, bears fragrant, narrow-petalled, yellow flowers on the bare branches in December and January.
H.m. Pallida, paler flowers.