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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Westerstede'

Description: On a cold winters day the scent of this plant will stop you in your tracks. Elegant, spidery, bright canary yellow flowers are produced on bare stems in January / February. When little else is in flower this valuable shrub will lift the spirits both visually and when the scent hits the nose. The curious flowers can withstand harsh frosts with no damage at all. Round bright green leaves turn brilliant orange and red in autumn.

Uses: They are versatile plants in the garden providing height at the back of borders, great for winter gardens and can be used in woodland plantings.

Climate / Position: Full sun to partial shade in an open but not exposed position.

Height / Spread: 3m in 10 years.

Soil Requirements: Likes a moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil. Can also tolerate deep humus rich soil over chalk whereas many Hamamelis are less tolerant of lime.

Pruning: Remove wayward or crossing branches after flowering to maintain a healthy framework.

Additional Interest: Hamamelis comes from the Greek for a plant with pear-shaped fruit.