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Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Hamamelis mollis

Other names

Chinese witch hazel

Genus

Hamamelis Hamamelis

Species

H. mollis - H. mollis is a deciduous shrub with soft yellow foliage in autumn and large, fragrant, deep golden-yellow flowers on its bare twigs in late winter and early spring.


Hamamelis mollis is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Ascending branches, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Golden-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Coral spot Coral spot

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed


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Where to grow

Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) 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

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or dappled shade, however 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 mollis

Other names

Chinese witch hazel

Genus

Hamamelis Hamamelis

Species

H. mollis - H. mollis is a deciduous shrub with soft yellow foliage in autumn and large, fragrant, deep golden-yellow flowers on its bare twigs in late winter and early spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Ascending branches, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Coral spot

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) 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

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or dappled shade, however 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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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