Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
Description: Diane' is a broad-crowned, large deciduous shrub of open habit. One of the best 'reds' Witch Hazels, its large spidery flowers are a striking brick-red and produced between December and March. The large, green foliage turns fiery shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn.
History: The Hamamelis x intermedia hybrid was first described in 1945 having shown up in the Arnold Arboretum. The cultivar Diane was named and described in 1969 by Robert and Jelene de Belder who ran Arboretum Kalmthout in 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