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Hamamelis x int Arnold Promise
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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'

Witch Hazel

Description: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise', commonly known as Witch Hazel, is a large deciduous shrub of open habit. Spidery, yellow flowers are extremely frost-resistant and highly fragrant, and appear from mid- to late winter. After the flowers, large green leaves open that turn vibrant shades of yellow and orange in the autumn. This is a lovely shrub for the woodland garden or as a specimen in the shrub border.

History: Raised at the Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts in 1928. 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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - February Flowering month - February
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Prefers acid soil Prefers acid soil
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune