University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Hybrid Witchhazel
Hamamelis x intermedia
Hybrid Witchhazel flowers
Size:

Small

Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 15-20 Feet
Mature Width: 15-20 Feet
Features: Fragrant flowers (ranging from yellow to red) with narrow petals, in early spring (as early as March); autumn color is yellow to red, depending on cultivar.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; best in slightly acid soil, but tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Arnold Promise' - Yellow flowers with a red base and long petals, fragrant, 20 feet tall.
  • 'Jelena' - Flower petals are long, yellow at tip, orange in the middle and red at the base, fragrant, autumn color is orange red.
  • Primavera' - Flowers yellow with a red base, fragrant, autumn color is yellow.
  • 'Sunburst' - Light yellow flowers with long petals, but no fragrance
Mature Form: Upright-spreading; some cultivars are wide-spreading.
Native To: Of hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Variable in flower color and fall color due to hybrid origin (see cultivars).

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