Hamamelis mollis 'Goldcrest'

Hamamelis mollis 'Goldcrest'

Witch hazel

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Key Information

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

Height: 4.5m

Spread: 4.5m

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

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Chinese witch hazels are reliable and colourful winter flowering shrubs, thriving in sun or shade but preferring shelter from strong winds 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 mollis 'Goldcrest' has sweetly scented, golden yellow flowers tinged with maroon. Flowers are larger than the standard species, and bloom well before the foliage appears.

For best results, grow ‘Goldcrest’ in well-drained, slightly acidic soil in full sun to part shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial 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

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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