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witch hazel

Hamamelis × intermedia 'Jelena'

witch hazel

£39.99
Availability: in stock 3 litre pot - 40cm

Product description

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: January to February
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In winter, this vase-shaped, deciduous shrub has clusters of lightly scented, coppery-orange flowers clinging to bare twigs. In autumn, the bright green leaves turn spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red. The tiered branches of this award-winning variety of witch hazel contrast well with the vertical stems of dogwood. A lovely specimen plant for a sunny and sheltered winter border or woodland edge, where its perfume can be appreciated. The flowering twigs can be cut for the vase 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.

“The ultimate hand warmer with copper-orange spiders in dark-centred clusters- they glow in winter light all along the bare stems”

Val Bourne - Garden Writer