A Unique Witch

As October unfurls, football and harvest season are the topics of conversation at Horicon Bank, local cafes, and school hallways everywhere. Fall colors are on display, and as we head towards Halloween, ghosts, goblins, and scary witches abound. With so much going on, it’s easy to overlook one of Wisconsin’s native witches…Witch Hazel.

Witch hazel is one of our most unique plants. This medium sized shrub grows 6-15 feet high in hardwood forests throughout the state. With smooth gray bark and a deep gold fall foliage, it often blends into the forest understory. However, it really stands out in some fun ways. 

Witch Hazel is the only Wisconsin shrub to start blooming after its leaves have fallen in autumn. Beginning in late October, Witch hazel puts out delicate yellow flowers and continues flowering until December since bitter cold temperatures do not damage these hardy blossoms. Even more impressively, during this time the fruits from last year also ripen. To top it all off, their fully ripe fruits literally explode to launch seeds up to 30 feet! For these reasons, witch hazel is unlike any other shrub in Wisconsin.

Just like witch hazel, Horicon Bank is truly unique in Wisconsin’s banking world. With big time services and capabilities which are at the forefront of banking, and an unmatched connection to the communities it serves, Horicon Bank blooms while all other banks just blend into the background. 

With new Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs), an online digital branch, mobile banking, and all the traditional banking services Horicon Bankers are always available to serve you. We understand that these services aren’t just for big companies and certain customers. That’s why we work hard to provide the full suite of banking tools to each of our customers in communities of every size from Milwaukee to Markesan, Iron Ridge to Appleton and everywhere in between.

Just like witch hazel is one of a kind, your banking needs are unique. With its personal service, advanced technology, and community service commitment, Horicon Bank is uniquely suited to help you meet every financial need.

Horicon Bank provides in person, virtual, and digital access to personal, commercial, agricultural lending, home equity lines of credit, auto loans, savings accounts, CD’s, home loans and many other services available to help you achieve your personal, business, and financial goals. We are available to serve you anywhere on the map and online anytime you need us. Please contact Horicon Bank today for more information about opening an account, financing, and other resources. Thank you for making us the Natural Choice for all your banking needs.

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