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(Plants) any of several trees or shrubs constituting the hamameliaceous genus Hamamelis, native to E Asia and North America and cultivated as ornamentals. See witch hazel
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Noun1.hamamelis - deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazelHamamelis - deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Hamamelidaceae, Hamamelidaceae, witch-hazel family - comprises genera Hamamelis, Corylopsis, Fothergilla, Liquidambar, Parrotia, and other small genera
witch hazel, witch hazel plant, wych hazel, wych hazel plant - any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamamelis; bark yields an astringent lotion
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Hamamelises prefer acidic conditions and perhaps would be best grown in a pot with ericaceous compost.