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Flower

See photo from Royal Horticultural Society

Flower. Photo from R. V. Roger

Flowers. Photo from R. V. Roger

Plant Name

Hamamelis mollis

(Hamamelis mollis var. oblongifolia)

Common Name

Chinese Witch Hazel

Soil

Clay, Acid, deep soil over Chalk

Sun Aspect

Full Sun or Part Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Deciduous Shrub

Height x Spread in feet (cms)

12 x 12 (360 x 360)

Foliage

Mid-Green turns yellow in autumn.

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Fragrant Golden-Yellow in February-March

Comment

Erect form. Pruning Group 1. Good as specimen plant in lawns; or planted in groups in a shrub border or woodland.

"Upright shrub with mid green leaves turning yellow in the autumn. Best known for the very fragrant, golden yellow, spidery flowers that are produced on the bare stem in late winter. Height 1.5m." from R.V.Roger.

"The Chinese witch hazels are reliable and colourful winter flowering shrubs, very robust and hardy, thriving in sun or shade but preferring some shelter from strong cold winds during the flowering season. The blooms, spidery and arising directly from the shoots and branches, are sweetly fragrant and conspicuous. The basic species is a good choice for larger gardens, while varieties often have more colourful flowers. Varieties are usually grafted on H. virginiana and should be planted with the graft union above the soil level." from Gardeners World.

"A very useful, low maintenance plant for winter interest, as a focal point or in a bed/border. Particularly suits cottage style gardens and woodland planting schemes. Stems can be cut and brought indoors for flower arranging.  Just make sure you plant it in a location where you can appreciate the winter scent.

If your plant has been grafted then you should plant it so the graft union is just above soil level. Check it regularly to remove any suckers growing from the rootstock. Pull the suckers off by hand so the whole sucker is removed from the stem or root (this will help to prevent regrowth).

Other than this, Hamamelis mollis is a very low maintenance plant.

Pruning can be done in early spring as the flowers fade (but before the leaves establish) and should be kept to a minimum. If branches need to be removed (eg due to death, disease, weakness or damage) they should be cut back to young, healthy growth.

Hard pruning can be done, however the plant will recover slowly and if the plant has been grafted then the rootstock may start to take over." from Oak Leaf Gardening.

"Considered by many to be the prettiest of the Hamamelis species, the petals are long, very fragrant and have less twist than those of other species. Considered to be the most fragrant of the witch hazels. How nice to see flowers in winter on this handsome shrub to small tree ranging from 10-20'! The rounded leaves are felted beneath and turn yellow in the fall. Clusters of good, dark yellow flowers bloom on bare stems December to March." from Plant Lust.

Available from Coblands and 27 suppliers in the UK and via Plant Lust in America with 40 other Hamamelis varieties.

 

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Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue
Orange
(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink
(o)Red
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black
Blue
Brown
Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
(o)Purple
(o)Red
Silver
Variegated White
Variegated Yellow
White
Yellow
(o)Autumn Colour
(o)4 Season Colour

FORM
Mat-forming
Prostrate
(o)Mound-forming
(o)Spreading
Clump-forming
(o)Upright
Climbing
(o)Arching

SHAPE
Columnar
Oval
(o)Rounded
Flattened
Narrow Conical
Broad Conical
Egg-shaped
Broad Ovoid
Narrow Vase-shape
Fan-shape
Broad Fan-shape
Narrow Weeping
Broad Weeping

FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Fruit

FLOWER BED PICTURES
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Blue,
White,
Yellow,
Green for Orange and Other Colours with
Red and Pink in one page (shown in the Colour Wheel as Red, Purple and Pink)
Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in this DECIDUOUS SHRUB Gallery

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Deciduous Shrub Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-2 feet

Green=2-6 feet

Red = 6+ feet

Deciduous Shrub Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Click on thumbnail to add the Plant Description Page of the Deciduous Shrub named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Deciduous Shrub Description Page details where that Deciduous Shrub is available from.

 

Deciduous Shrub Name

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Height x Spread in feet (cms) (cms)

Foliage Colour

A

Abelia
schumannii
...
...
Abutilon
suntense

Rose-Purple and
White
...
...
White to dark
Violet-Blue

July, August,
September
...
...
June, July
...

5 x 6
(150 x 180)
...
...
12 x 8
(360 x 240)

Bronze juvenile foliage. Dark Green in Summer.
Red, Orange in Autumn and Winter.
Grey-Green
...

Acer palmatum
'Bloodgood'
Acer palmatum
'Burgundy Lace'
Acer palmatum
'Chitoseyama'
Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'

Purple-Red
...
Purple-Red
...
Purple-Red
...
Bronze-Red
...
...

August
...
August
...
August
...
April
...
...

15 x 15
(450 x 450)
12 x 15
(360 x 450)
6 x 10
(180 x 300)
3 x 5
(90 x 150)
...

Red-Purple to Red
in Autumn.
Red-Purple
...
Crimson-Green to Purple-Red in Autumn.
Bronze-Red in Spring, Purple in Summer, Red, Orange and Yellow in Autumn.

Amelanchier
lamarckii
...
...

White
...
...
...

March, April
...
...
...

30 x 40
(900 x 1200)
...
...

Rounded leaves unfold Bronze, then mature Dark Green and followed by rich Red-Orange in the Autumn.

B

Berberis
thunbergii
atropurpurea
Berberis
thunbergii
atropurpurea
'Dart's Red Lady'

Berberis
thunbergii atropurpurea
'Erecta'
Berberis
thunbergii
atropurpurea
'Atropurpurea Nana'
Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea 'Rose Glow'

Pale Yellow
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...
...
...
Pale Yellow
...
...

April
...
...
April
...
...
...
April
...
...
...
April
...
...
...
...
April
...
...

2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...
2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...
...
5 x 5
(150 x 150)
...
...
2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...
...
...
2 x 2.5
(60 x 75)
...

Red-Purple turns Red in the Autumn.
...
Red-Purple turns Bright
Orange- Red in Autumn.
...
...
Light Green.
...
...
...
Red-Purple
...
...
...
...
Red-Purple flecked with
White. Juvenile foliage has no variegation.

Betula nana
...
...
Buddleja davidii
...
...

Yellow-Brown
Male
Catkins
Lilac to Purple
...
...

April
...
...
July, August,
September, October

2 x 4
(60 x 120)
...
15 x 15
(450 x 450)
...

Mid-Green in Spring
and Summer, Yellow or Red in Autumn.
Grey-Green
...
...

C

Chamaecytisus purpureus
incarnatus

Pale Pink to
Deep Lilac
...

June
...
...

1.5 x 2
(45 x 60)
...

Mid Green
...
...

Chaenomeles
japonica
Chaenomeles x superba

Orange to
Red
White, Pink or
Crimson

April, May
...
April, May,
June, July

3 x 6
(90 x 180)
5 x 6
(150 x 180)

Mid Green
...
Mid Green
...

Corokia
cotoneaster

Fragrant Yellow
...

June
...

8 x 8
(240 x 240)

Dark Green
...

Cotoneaster horizontalis
...

Pinkish-White
...
...

May, June
...
...

1.5 x 5
(45 x 150)
...

Glossy Dark Green in
Spring and Summer, Orange in Autumn

Cytisus
battandieri

...
Cytisus beanii
...
Cytisus 'Lena'
...
...
Cytisus
scoparius
andreanus

...

Pineapple-
scented
Yellow
Rich Yellow
...
Dark Yellow with
outside being
Bright Red
Bright Yellow
with Red
splashed on
outside

July, August
...
...
April, May
...
May, June
...
...
May
...
...
...

15 x 15
(450 x 450)
...
2 x 3
(60 x 90)
4 x 5
(120 x 150)
...
5 x 5
(150 x 150)
...
...

Silvery-Grey
...
...
Mid Green
...
Mid Green
...
...
Mid Green
...
...
...

D

Deutzia scabra
'Pride of Rochester'

White tinged with
Pink

June, July
...

10 x 6
(300 x 180)

Dark Green
...

E

 

 

 

 

 

F

Forsythia
...
Fuchsia
'Abbey Farges'
...
...
Fuchsia 'Flash'
...
...
...
Fuchsia
'General Monk'
...
...
Fuchsia
'Lady Thumb'
...
...

Yellow
...
Light Cerise
...
...
...
Light Magenta
...
...
...
Cerise
...
...
...
Red-Crimson
...
...
...

April
...
June, July,
August,
September, October
June, July,
August,
September, October
June, July,
August,
September, October
June, July,
August,
September, October

7 x 6
(210 x 180)
1.5 x 1.5
(45 x 45)
...
...
2.5 x 2.5
(75 x 75)
...
...
2 x 2
(60 x 60)
...
...
1 x 1
(30 x 30)
...
...

Light Green
...
Light Green
...
...
...
Light Green
...
...
...
Medium to Dark Green
...
...
...
Green
...
...
...

G

Genista lydia
...
Genista pilosa
...

Bright Yellow
...
Bright Yellow
...

May, June
...
June, July
...

2 x 3
(60 x 90)
1.3 x 3
(39 x 90)

Blue-Green
...
Dark Green
...

H

Hamamelis mollis
...

Fragrant
Golden-Yellow

February,
March

12 x 12
(360 x 360)

Mid-Green turns
yellow in autumn

Hydrangea
macrophylla
...
...
...
Hydrangea villosa
...

Blue (on soils with pH less than 5.5 - very acidic) or Pink (on soils above pH 5.5)
Blue-Purple
...

July, August
...
...
...
...
August
...

6x 8
(180 x 240)
...
...
...
8 x 8
(240 x 240)

Dark Green
...
...
...
...
Dark Green
...

I

 

 

 

 

 

J

Jasminum
nudiflorum

...

Bright Yellow before the foliage appears

January,
February, March, April

10 x 10
(300 x 300)
...

Dark Green
...
...

K

Kerria japonica
...

Golden-Yellow
...

April, May
...

6 x 8
(180 x 24)

Bright Green
...

L

Leycesteria
formosa

White with
Red Bracts

July, August,
September

6 x 6
(180 x 180)

Dark Green
...

Lonicera caerulea
...
Lonicera xylosteum
...

Yellowish-
White
Creamy-
White

April, May
...
June, July
...

6 x 6
(180 x 180)
10 x 10
(300 x 300)

Green
...
Grey-Green
...

M, N, O

 

 

 

 

 

P

Paeonia delavayi
...
Paeonia lutea
...
Paeonia
'Souvenir de
Maxine Cornu'
...
Paeonia
suffruticosa
...
...
...
Paeonia
suffruticosa
'Red Tree'

Dark Red
...
Vivid Yellow
...
Fragrant Golden Yellow with Reddish-Orange
margins
Fragrant White,
Pink, Red
or Purple with Maroon marks at the bases
Rich Dark Red
...
...

June
...
June
...
June
...
...
...
June
...
...
...
...
June
...
...

6 x 4
(180 x 120)
5 x 5
(150 x 150)
6 x 5
(180 x 150)
...
...
7 x 7
(210 x 210)
...
...
...
7 x 7
(210 x 210)
...

Dark Green
...
Dark Green
...
Mid Green
...
...
...
Dark Green
...
...
...
...
Light Green
...
...

Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

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