Hamamelis mollis 'Brevipetala'

Hamamelis mollis 'Brevipetala'

Witch hazel

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hamamelis mollis 'Brevipetala'
  • Common name: Witch hazel
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 3.5m

Spread: 3.5m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Chinese witch hazel, Hamamelis mollis, is a reliable and colourful winter flowering shrub, 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 hazel perfect for adding winter interest to the garden.

Hamamelis mollis 'Brevipetala' has deep ochre-yellow crinkled flowers, which become red at the base. Its oval dark green leaves fade to a framatic yellow-orange before falling in autumn. 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 mollis 'Brevipetala' in well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun to part shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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