Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'
Description: Also known as Copper Beauty, is an eye-catching, well branched Witch Hazel. The spreading stems are cloaked in unremarkable green foliage in summer, which then turn spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn. Majestic flowers in spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red are produced on bare branches from November to January, making them perfect for adding colour and interest to the winter garden. Flowers also release a subtle citrusy perfume.
History: The first specimens of this cross were created in the 1930’s in the Arnold Arboretum in America and at Kalmthout in Belgium. Jelena is one of the many selections of Robert and Jelena de Belder (whom it was named after in the 1950's) from the Arboretum Kalmthout, Belgium. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Hamamelis Growing Tips: This small tree will thrive in any reasonable soil, but prefering neutral to acid conditions. Shelter from cold winds.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 2m