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Hamamelis mollis ‘Brevipetala’

Witch hazel

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hamamelis mollis 'Brevipetala'
  • Common name: Witch hazel
  • Family: Hamamelidaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

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

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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.

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

How to grow Hamamelis 'Brevipetala'

  • Plant size

    3.5m height

    3.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Hamamelis 'Brevipetala' and wildlife

Hamamelis 'Brevipetala' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hamamelis 'Brevipetala' poisonous?

Hamamelis 'Brevipetala' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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