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Hamamelis virginiana

Common name(s): Witch Hazel

Plant type: deciduous small tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): grafting/budding, cutting, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: early Summer
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment: intermittent mist

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Autumn
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F in sand 3 months.
Preferred temperature for germination: 75 degrees F
Comment: Outdoor stratification for one year, with seeds to sown the following Fall. Treat with a nematode fungicide.

Propagation by Layering

Type of Layering: trench
Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: remove a ring of bark
Comment: n layering the branches are girdled and covered with a peaty soil.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: late Summer
Type of graft: 'T'
Rootstock: Hamamelis virginiana
Comment: Form the T-cut low down on the stock.