Amazing deciduous shrubs, loved for their clusters of rich yellow to orange-red flowers which begin to expand in the autumn as the leaves fall, and continue throughout the winter.
Common name : Witch hazel
Scientific name : Hamamelis
Family : Hamamelidaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Hamamelis - commonly known as witch haze or Winter bloom - is… a winter-flowering shrub! Its spicy fragrance and spidery flowers in yellow, orange and reds make it a must for the winter garden.
Sowing & planting
150 - 1000
6 - 7
Plant my witch hazel
Plant from late fall to early spring, in full sun or partial shade, in fairly acidic, drained and moderately humid soils, or in deep, moderately calcareous soils.
Make a hole twice as large as the root ball, without mixing the layers of soil - you will put them back in order at planting. Put back some of the earth from the bottom, and place your mahonia at the right depth.
Do not bury the base of the plant, replace the soil, tamp, around the roots. Add some mature compost at the end of the planting. Form a hollow and water until it no longer flows visibly, then mulch around the foot.
Water my witch hazel
Water thoroughly for the first few weeks after planting! Afterwards, you can space out watering to once a month. In following years, cease watering. This plant is indigenous and adapted to temperate climates.
Prune my witch hazel
After flowering, each year in March, cut off old branches, intersecting branches, and dead branches.
Mulch my witch hazel
Mulch in November each year with deciduous wood chips to protect the soil — especially for the first few years — and limit the need for weeding.