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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Witch hazel

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Autumn colour, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Plant details

Chinese witch hazels are reliable and colourful winter flowering shrubs, thriving in sun or shade but preferring shelter from strong during the flowering season. The spidery, fragrant and conspicuous blooms grow on bare branches, making Chinese witch hazels perfect for adding winter interest to the garden.

Hamamelis x intermedia is a cross between Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis) and Japanese witch hazel (Hamamelis japonica). Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' bears clusters of fragrant, copper-red flowers on bare twigs. In autumn its bright green leaves turn dramatic shades of yellow, orange and red before falling. It's perfect for growing as the focal point of a sunny winter border or front garden, where its beauty can be fully appreciated. It makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results, grow Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' in well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun to part shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Genus: Hamamelis

Species: x intermedia

Cultivar: Diane

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm


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