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Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) (Witch hazel (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety)

Other names

Witch hazel (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety)

Genus

Hamamelis Hamamelis

Variety or Cultivar

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hamamelis (witch hazel), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) are upright, rounded, or spreading, deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate, green leaves, usually turning shades or yellow, orange, and red in autumn, and clusters of fragrant, yellow, orange, or red flowers with linear, crimped petals blooming before the leaves emerge in winter or spring.


Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Rounded, Bushy, Spreading, Upright

Flower

Yellow, Red, Orange in Spring; Yellow, Red, Orange in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Orange, Red, Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Coral spot , Honey fungus Coral spot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering


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Where to grow

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) (Witch hazel (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in acid to neutral, well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Too much shade will reduce flowering. Will tolerate deep, humus-rich soils over chalk.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety)

Other names

Witch hazel (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety)

Genus

Hamamelis Hamamelis

Variety or Cultivar

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hamamelis (witch hazel), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) are upright, rounded, or spreading, deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate, green leaves, usually turning shades or yellow, orange, and red in autumn, and clusters of fragrant, yellow, orange, or red flowers with linear, crimped petals blooming before the leaves emerge in winter or spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Rounded, Bushy, Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Red, Orange in Spring; Yellow, Red, Orange in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Orange, Red, Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hamamelis (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety) (Witch hazel (any H. x intermedia or H. mollis variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in acid to neutral, well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Too much shade will reduce flowering. Will tolerate deep, humus-rich soils over chalk.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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