Witch hazel is a large deciduous shrub with bright, fragrant flowers during the winter. These plants can get 10-20ft tall and wide but are easily pruned to keep smaller and are virtually maintenance-free along with being resistant to most pests and diseases. Oval, green leaves (6” long) with serrated to wavy margins turn shades of yellow in fall. The flowers hug the stems in clusters of fragrant, bright red, orange and yellow flowers, each having four crinkly, ribbon style petals that appear late winter through early spring. Fertilized flowers will form fruit over a long period of time. The fruits are a greenish seed capsule that turn woody with age and eventually turn to light brown.