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Asked by Anonymous on May 5, 2011
Tree Branch Damage

My witch hazel was run over by a car about a year ago. The trunk seems to be healing and the branch that was broken is healthy, but a crack remains (1/8 inches wide and most of the way through). I have a C-clamp holding it together but I’m afraid it will fall away without it. The tree has only three branches, and it’s approximately seven feet tall. Can I put anything into/over the crack?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

While it may not be what you want to hear, I would suggest pruning the broken or cracked branch off when it is suitable to do so in your area. Generally with witch hazels, this is done either during winter dormancy or following spring blooming. Don't worry though, new growth will emerge and the tree will survive. However, leaving it as is (or with a clamp) could leave the tree vulnerable to possible pest or disease issues.

Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-to-do-for-storm-damage-trees-repair.htm

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Asked by beanie on February 21, 2016
Witch Hazel

Will salt spray affect growing witch hazel? We live on the ocean facing north, and during the winter we get spray both from the northeast and northwest. Would love to plant one, just not sure. Thank you for any help.

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Asked by city gardener on February 7, 2017
Feeding Hamamelis Bush

My Hamamelis is flowering profusely just now and I wonder if I should feed it. If so what? And when?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can mulch your Witchhazel with pine needles or wood mulch to keep soil moist and slightly acidic.
In spring also add a layer of compost mulch and acidifying fertilizer to keep your shrub healthy.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/witch-hazel/growing-witch-hazel-shrubs.htm

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Asked by Dennis L. Tidmore on October 30, 2017
Witch Hazel

How much sun does a witch hazel need? Mine get a filter through the larger trees canopy and is irrigated but they are not growing much in height or thickness 2/3 years later.

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Generally, the more light these receive, the better they will do. I would say the issue stems from a lack of lighting. Here is an article for more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/witch-hazel/growing-witch-hazel-shrubs.htm

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Asked by jkskillings3 on January 11, 2018
Witch Hazel Tree

when to transplant witch Hazel tree
jkskillings3just now
it is about 7-8 feet tall when we bought the house 4 years ago it is way to close to the house and we want to know when there is a good time to transplant in the yard it will have lots of sun. JKS

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jkskillings3

when to transplant witch Hazel tree
jkskillings3just now
it is about 7-8 feet tall when we bought the house 4 years ago it is way to close to the house and we want to know when there is a good time to transplant in the yard it will have lots of sun. JKS

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