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Hamamelis mollis ‘Coombe Wood’

Chinese witch hazel

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJanuary & August
  • Height2.5m to 4.5m
  • Spread3.5m to 6m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourYellow-golden
  • Leaf ColourGreen-grey shades

Description

Hamamelis mollis ‘Coombe Wood’ (Chinese witch hazel). Fragrant, yellow-gold flowers appear from mid winter to late winter. Oval, medium green leaves turn to yellow in autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Witch hazel

Origin

China

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, foliage, border, hedging

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

By simple layering or seed in autumn, selected forms by softwood cuttings in summer, by budding in late summer or by grafting in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be problematic.

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