|Hamamelis ‘Barmstedt Gold’|
In late winter few shrubs can make the impact of hamamelis. Also known as ‘witch hazel’ it produces masses of scented flowers between December and March on its bare stems making it very visible. It also has the additional benefit of good autumn colours of yellows and oranges.
Colours are mainly different shades of yellow although some burnt reds are also available.
Witch hazels grow to around 3m in ten years so are suited to the back of borders. They can grow in partial shade but prefer full sun and should be sheltered from strong winds. They grow best in neutral to acidic soil that is free draining so add ericaceous compost and sharp sand when planting.
Witch hazels are easy to keep if positioned correctly, being very hardy and not requiring any pruning. They don’t usually suffer from any pests or diseases.
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