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Chinese Witch Hazel in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hamamelis mollis

 

Chinese Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is a Winter-flowering shrub.The spidery yellow, orange or red flowers have a spicy fragrance and are frost resistant. The flowers appear on bare wood, before the leaves appear, 'Chinese Witch Hazel' is deciduous, and has a bushy, upright habit, with green foliage turning yellow in Autumn and Winter. Lovely, fragrant, yellow spider-like flowers late winter before the foliage opens,

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plant Features
  • Chinese Witch Hazel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Chinese Witch Hazel likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chinese Witch Hazel is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Chinese Witch Hazel likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Chinese Witch Hazel

Latin name

Hamamelis mollis

type

Flowering Shrub

family

Hamamelidaceae

ph

4.5 - 6.7 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chinese Witch Hazel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Chinese Witch Hazel is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Chinese Witch Hazel likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Chinese Witch Hazel likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chinese Witch Hazel is 4.00meters x 4.50meters 4.00 M 4.50 M

Hamamelis mollis

Witch Hazel is a Winter-flowering shrub.The spidery yellow, orange or red flowers have a spicy fragrance and are frost resistant. The flowers appear on bare wood, before the leaves appear, 'Chinese Witch Hazel' is deciduous, and has a bushy, upright habit, with green foliage turning yellow in Autumn and Winter. Lovely, fragrant, yellow spider-like flowers late winter before the foliage opens,


Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Witch Hazels flower from late Winter to early Spring

 

Planting

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant out container grown plants in Autumn in a growing site which is fertile. They do not like soil that is too shallow, or holds water. They will need watering through the first year to allow them to establish.

 

Propagating

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Propagating witch hazels at home is difficult. Commercially they are usually propagated by grafting, and although they can be propagated by softwood cuttings, it is difficult to get them to root

 
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