This large shrub has bright yellow flowers that bloom in the fall, usually from October through December. An entry in C.S. Mott’s diary says, “I find also on my desk a spray of leaves from the Hammelis, or Witch Hazel Tree, with its many small fruits looking something like small acorns. [Head Gardener] Mair says this will be in flower about Thanksgiving time.” –July 23, 1932
Location: East of the historic garage near the covered seating area.