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NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week, Friday, March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

NYU Garden Shop Plant of the Week
Friday, March 18, 2011
Witch-hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) at #2 Washington Square Village Lobby Garden. (Click for map:  interior of Washington Square Village, W 3rd Street just west of Mercer)

Another harbinger of spring, this hybrid Witch-hazel was planted at Washington Square Village in November of 2007. It's one of the earliest shrubs to bloom in the landscape, and its flowers are showy and fragrant.  Witch-hazel is a natural astringent and has several medicinal uses.  You can also see the native species of Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana, leafing out later in the season in Mercer Plaza.  Hang in there, warmer weather is on its way!

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