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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Savill Starlight’

Witch hazel

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  • Botanical name: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Savill Starlight'
  • Common name: Witch hazel
  • Family: Hamamelidaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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Hamamelis x intermedia is a cross between Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis) and Japanese witch hazel (Hamamelis japonica). ‘Savill Starlight’ bears showy, ribbon-like yellow flowers in late winter, and has good autumn colour.

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

How to grow Hamamelis 'Savill Starlight'

  • Plant size

    4.5m height

    4.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

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
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 'Savill Starlight' and wildlife

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

Is Hamamelis 'Savill Starlight' poisonous?

Hamamelis 'Savill Starlight' 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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