Vernal Witch Hazel is a large shrub native to the Ozark Plateau of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. It typically grows in moist woods and along stream banks. Ideal growing conditions include rich,well-draining soil, full sun, and average moisture. Vernal Witch Hazel grows up to 6 feet tall with large green leaves. Leaves turn an attractive yellow in fall. Flowering occurs in mid to late winter and is followed by inconspicuous seed capsules, which birds enjoy. Flower color ranges from yellow to rusty orange.