Witch Hazel

Hamamelis × intermedia 'Jelena'

Witch Hazel - Hamamelis × intermedia  'Jelena'

Common Name: Witch Hazel
Genus: Hamamelis
Species: intermedia
Cultivar: 'Jelena'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, Yellow, OrangeFlowering 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 fiery 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 winter border or woodland edge where its perfume can be appreciated. 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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