HAMAMELIS

Commonly known as Winterbloom, Witch hazel

 

The "witch" in the name originated in Middle English "wiche" from the Old English "wice" meaning pliable. Witch hazel was used as a synonym for wych elm.

Genus of 5 or 6 species of deciduous shrubs found in woods, woodland margins and on riverbanks in eastern Asia and North America.

H. virginiana, the North American witch hazel which blooms in autumn is the source of the popular astringent which was used widely by Native Americans.

Most garden cultivars are hybrids between the Chinese and Japanese species.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Shrubs. Generally oval leaves.
  • Tall Shrub
    Flowers 2-3cm (¾ to 1¼in) across with 4 narrow petals, in dense axillary clusters.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their autumn colour and fragrant, spidery flowers. Effective in small groups.
    Medicinal properties
    Various distillates from the Virginian witch hazel are used medicinally for the astringent properties.
    Pests & Diseases
    Honey fungus, coral spot
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia, North America.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Will also tolerate deep humus rich soils over chalk.
    Neutral to acid soil
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Buy Varieties of HAMAMELIS

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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Aphrodite'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Aphrodite'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

spreading habit and deep orange flowers. Yellow autumn colour

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

large yellow flowers in mid and late winter

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Aurora'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Aurora'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

large fragrant bronzy-yellow flowers shading from red at the base to yellow at the tips

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Diane'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Diane'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

deep bronzy red

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

(syn. 'Firecracker'). Orange-red, lightly scented flowers

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Harry'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Harry'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

crinkled, yellow-orange flowers with subtle scent

 
Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Jelena'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Jelena'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

('Copper Beauty') - large coppery orange-red flowers

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Orange Beauty'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Orange Beauty'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

deep orange-yellow

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Pallida'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Pallida'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

sulphur yellow with sweet scent

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Rubin'

HAMAMELIS x intermedia 'Rubin'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

dark red flowers

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Medium
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£40.00  
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HAMAMELIS japonica 'Brentry'

HAMAMELIS japonica 'Brentry'

Winterbloom, Witch hazel

sulphur yellow strap-like flowers. Excellent autumn colour

 
Large only
£55.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
HAMAMELIS mollis

HAMAMELIS mollis

Chinese witch hazel, Winterbloom

citron-yellow, highly perfumed flowers

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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HAMAMELIS mollis 'Jermyns Gold'

HAMAMELIS mollis 'Jermyns Gold'

Chinese witch hazel, Winterbloom

sweetly scented golden-yellow flowers

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large only
£55.00 each 
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