Hamamelis × intermedia 'Diane'
Common Name: Witch Hazel
Species: × intermedia
Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Provides winter colour, Has colourful autumn foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 4.00 m (400 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 4.00 m (400 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Red|
|Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Red, Yellow||Flowering Period: January & February|
In winter this vase-shaped, deciduous shrub has clusters of sweetly scented, rich coppery-red flowers clinging to bare twigs. In autumn the bright green leaves turn spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red. This award-winning variety of witch hazel is a lovely specimen plant for a sunny winter border or woodland edge. The flowering twigs can be cut to perfume rooms in winter.
Garden Care: In early spring remove any misplaced, crossing or diseased branches and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.
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