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The Latest Bloomer

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Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) has always been a late bloomer, but it’s well worth the wait when the fragrant yellow flowers, which look like clusters of shredded coconut, appear in autumn and early winter. Listen to learn more about this unusual shrub, which has a few more surprises up its sleeve.

This segment of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Musings podcast series was written by George and Becky Lohmiller and is read by Heidi Stonehill, an Almanac editor.


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