Plant Care Evergreen Witch Hazel

Evergreen Witch Hazel

About Evergreen Witch Hazel

Distylium hybrids are becoming a popular landscape plant. They are evergreen, compact, disease and insect resistant, and heat and drought tolerant. In its native locations, this specimen has grown to heights of 60' and is considered valuable for its wood content. This wood is used for making musical instruments.


Distylium racemosum

How to care for Evergreen Witch Hazel


How often to water your Evergreen Witch Hazel

Water needs for Evergreen Witch Hazel
0.5 cups
every 9

Evergreen Witch Hazel needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Evergreen Witch Hazel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Evergreen Witch Hazel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Evergreen Witch Hazel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Evergreen Witch Hazel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Evergreen Witch Hazel

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Evergreen Witch Hazel: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Evergreen Witch Hazel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Evergreen Witch Hazel is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Evergreen Witch Hazel

Evergreen Witch Hazel

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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