Winter’s ‘colorful gems’ on display at Morris Arboretum

Colorful and often fragrant witchhazels are some of the first harbingers of spring (Natavan Werbock/for NewsWorks)

Colorful and often fragrant witchhazels are some of the first harbingers of spring (Natavan Werbock/for NewsWorks)

Even in the middle of a cold winter, dozens of blooming witch hazels can be found at Chestnut Hill’s Morris Arboretum. 

Featuring a variety of fragrant spicy, citrusy scents and bright colors, witch hazels bloom during winter’s sunny days. The plants are, according to the arboretum, the “colorful gems” of winter.

Visitors can follow a scavenger hunt to discover the extensive collection of witch hazels on display while learning about the plant’s natural healing powers. 

For more information on the arboretum’s witch hazel collection and related tours and classes, visit the Morris Arboretum website

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