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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' (Witch hazel 'Aphrodite' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite'

Other names

Witch hazel 'Aphrodite'

Genus

Hamamelis Hamamelis

Variety or Cultivar

'Aphrodite' _ 'Aphrodite' is a vigorous, spreading, deciduous shrub with broadly oval, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and, on bare branches in mid- to late winter, large, lightly fragrant, yellow-orange flowers with narrow, crimped petals.


Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-orange in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; 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 x intermedia 'Aphrodite' (Witch hazel 'Aphrodite' ) will reach a height of 3m 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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite'

Other names

Witch hazel 'Aphrodite'

Genus

Hamamelis Hamamelis

Variety or Cultivar

'Aphrodite' _ 'Aphrodite' is a vigorous, spreading, deciduous shrub with broadly oval, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn and, on bare branches in mid- to late winter, large, lightly fragrant, yellow-orange flowers with narrow, crimped petals.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-orange 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 , Honey fungus

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' (Witch hazel 'Aphrodite' ) will reach a height of 3m 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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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