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!
Previous Plants of the Week:
Mar 8, 2011
Crocus species mix on Bleecker Street side of NYU Coles Sports Center