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Blooming Flower Chat: Hamamelis x intermediare ‘Diane’

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.

The oroginal Wich Hazel is better known as Hamamelis Mollis and carries yellow flowers! They are all flowering right now!

Charateristics and Attributes:

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, Height: 4 meters

Goes well with other shrubs such as Amelanchier lamarckii or Cornus Alba Siberica. See the pictures below and click on them for more info!

Because they are shrubs you want to place them either at the the back of the border or have them as a solitary sample amongst the herbaceous plants… Best is to use them as a frame of greenery during summer and attractive features during winter months.

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