Witch Hazel

Hamamelis × intermedia 'Diane'

Witch Hazel - Hamamelis × intermedia  'Diane'

Common Name: Witch Hazel
Genus: Hamamelis
Species: ◊ intermedia
Cultivar: 'Diane'

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: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Red, YellowFlowering Period: January & February

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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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