Chinese Witch Hazel

Hamamelis mollis

Chinese Witch Hazel - Hamamelis mollis

Common Name: Chinese Witch Hazel
Genus: Hamamelis
Species: mollis

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Provides winter colour, 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: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, 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 upright deciduous shrub has clusters of sweetly scented bright yellow spidery flowers clinging to bare twigs. In autumn the bright green leaves turn soft yellow. A beautiful shrub for a woodland edge or winter border or alongside a path where its fragrance 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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