Hybrid Witch-Hazel

Hamamelis mollis 'Sweet Sunshine' Hamamelidaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Mullestein Winter Garden

Source of plant

Broken Arrow Nursery


Sweet Sunshine™ is a Chinese witch hazel cultivar that features fragrant, golden yellow flowers (to 5/8" long) which bloom in clusters along bare stems in mid- to late winter (February-March) before spring foliage emerges. Each crinkly yellow flower has narrow, strap-shaped petals which are tinged with red at the base. This shrub typically matures to 6-10' tall and as wide. Ovate-rounded leaves (to 4 long) with slightly crenate margins and uneven cordate bases mature to blue-green. Yellow fall color.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

fragrance, flowering season, fall color