Witchhazels are a marvelous staple of the winter garden and many garden blogs have lately touted their virtues. Some of the most popular are 'Diana', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Jelena'. But there are many others out there that are equally dazzling (if not more so). Here are a few:
My all time favorite is Hamamelis 'Ruby Glow'. An early bloomer and fragrant too.
H. 'Sunburst' is a blaze of florescent yellow. Also an early bloomer.
H. 'Firecharm' is similar to 'Ruby Glow, but not fragrant and it's a lower shrub.
H. japonica 'Zuccariniana' is one of the very latest blooming witchhazels. It has yellow scented flowers, but I like it best for it's buds that hang like little droplets from the branches.
If you can't find unusual witchhazels at your nursery, Please check these wonderful nurseries in the links list in my sidebar:
Gossler farm Nursery
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