- Botanical name: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Strawberries and Cream'
- Common name: Witch hazel
- Plant type: Shrub
- Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
- Features: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage, Flowers
Witch hazels are grown for their attractive flowers, which are produced in late winter and early spring, when most other plants are dormant. They do best in a slightly acidic soil but can cope with neutral soil, as long as it is enriched with organic matter and is well drained.
Hamamelis x intermedia hybrids are crosses between Japanese with hazel (Hamamelis japonica) and Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis).
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Strawberries and Cream' bears beautifully contrasting flowers, with yellow tips which deepen to a pinky-red towards the base. For best results grow Hamamelis x intermedia 'Strawberries and Cream' in fertile, moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soil, in sun or partial shade. Remove crossing or diseased branches in early spring, and apply a mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.
- 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
Effects:No toxic effects reported for this plant.