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Hamamelis × intermedia 'Pallida' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Yellow in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

witch hazel 'Pallida'

Family

Hamamelidaceae


Hamamelis are deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate or rounded leaves, sometimes colouring well in autumn, and fragrant yellow to red flowers with 4 narrow petals, borne on the leafless branches in late winter and early spring, or in autumn

'Pallida' is a large deciduous shrub with a spreading crown and broad oval leaves turning yellow in autumn. Flowers bright sulphur-yellow, with relatively broad petals and some scent, in late winter

Synonym(s)

  • Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow an acid to neutral, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Coral spot may be a problem