In Pennsylvania our indigenous witch-hazel is Hamamelis virginiana. It blooms in the fall. You’ll find it in wild settings and formal landscapes.
Some excellent hybrid witch-hazels (Hamamelis x intermedia) that thrive in Pennsylvania are available in the ornamental plant market, and they flower in February. Not many plants choose to bloom in February on the East Coast. Today I took a walk around campus to photograph two of them.
The flowers look like spiders; their petals are narrow and strap-like.
In addition to flowering in February, hybrid witch-hazels also develop exceptional fall foliage color.