THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Witchhazels

The Scott Arboretum displays an impressive collection of witchhazels. Nearly 40 types are located around Sharples Hall and the fraternities. When little else provides interest in the winter landscape, the fiery colors of witchhazels illuminate this area and produce a sweet fragrance. Other specimens can be found around campus, including Hamamelis mollis ‘Early Bright’, a cultivar discovered and named at the Arboretum. Pictured below is H. xintermedia 'Carmine Red' and Hamamelis xintermedia 'Jelena'.

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