Witch Hazels…I’m bewitched.

It started out simply.  Admiration in a late winter garden.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’

I’ve planted them for my clients for years, but have never had one of my own.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spring Promise'

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Spring Promise’

Then I wrote a piece for the upcoming issue of Leaf.  Then I became obsessed.  I have to have one–I am bewitched!

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’

Hardy in zones 5-8, Hamamelis hybrids have a rich range of color, fantastic fall foliage, and are generally a medium to large, broadly vase shaped shrub.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’

The bonuses are the super early bloom time…late January to mid-March in my zone 6 part of New Jersey as well as their deer resistance.

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Sunburst'

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Sunburst’

As I said.  I want one.  I really, really, want one.


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Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
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2 Responses to Witch Hazels…I’m bewitched.

  1. I’m with you. Don’t have one yet either, but I’ve had a love-on for ‘Jelena’ for some time.

  2. Dolores Hues says:

    Hooray for Miss Rumphius!! Delightful book….
    WHICH ONE do you want? I have Diane, coming through its 2nd winter… didn’t bloom this spring. We had too much heat and not enough rain the last 2 summers, still it is hanging on, I also want Jelena, and a yellow one. What if I put them close together in a clump?

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