Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

x Hamamelis intermedia 'Diane'

Witch hazel

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: x Hamamelis intermedia 'Diane'
  • Common name: Witch hazel
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 4m

Spread: 4m

  • 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 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).

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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