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Magical Witch Hazels by James Shepherd

Posted by sheiladearing on 18 Jan 2013 at 11:53 AM

The mild weather before and immediately after Christmas has hastened the flowering of many of the shrubs in the Winter Garden at Rosemoor and the Hamamelis, or witch hazels, have been putting on an especially dazzling display of colour.

Pale yellow-flowered Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ AGM and red-flowered H. x intermedia ‘Diane’ AGM are two of the star performers in the Winter Garden, although neither has the strong, spicy fragrance of H. x intermedia ‘Pallida’ AGM.

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ AGM

 H. x intermedia ‘Diane’ AGM

H. x intermedia ‘Pallida’ AGM.

At Rosemoor our witch hazels are not just confined to the Winter Garden.  We also have several fine specimens around the Lake and in Lady Anne’s Garden.

Apart from the welcome splash of colour their flowers provide in the middle of winter, the foliage of many varieties of Hamamelis colour up very attractively in the autumn.

To find out more about Hamamelis and many of the other plants in the Winter Garden, why not come along on our Winter Garden walk on Friday, 15th February.


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