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Hamamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’

Ozark witch hazel

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height3.5m to 5m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourDark yellow
  • Leaf ColourPurple
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hamamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’ (Ozark witch hazel). A deciduous, upright shrub producing small, fragrant, dark yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Leaves are oval, purple when growing, and are medium green in summer, turning to purple, red, orange and yellow in autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Witch hazel

Origin

USA

Interest and use

This species has good autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Watch for coral spot and honey fungus.

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