wych hazel


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Noun1.wych hazel - any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamameliswych hazel - any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamamelis; bark yields an astringent lotion
genus Hamamelis, Hamamelis - deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel
Hamamelis virginiana, Virginian witch hazel - common shrub of eastern North America having small yellow flowers after the leaves have fallen
Hamamelis vernalis, vernal witch hazel - fragrant shrub of lower Mississippi valley having very small flowers from midwinter to spring
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.wych hazel - lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
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Commonly known as American wych hazel, Fothergilla major is a large shrub with excellent seasonal interest.
Other plants, such as wych hazel, winter jasmine and lily of the valley, have been extending their flowering season from winter or spring only to autumn, winter and spring.
UP TO THE TASK: Plants such as rhododendrons, top right, and wych hazel, middle, are tough enough to flourish in our climate