Hamamelis x intermedia 'Yamina'
When I first saw this amazing bronze-purple leaves Hamamelis, I had to take a double look. Unlike most Hamamelis, the large hazel-like leaves are a rich bronze-purple and what’s more unlike other Witch Hazels, the leaves remain long past autumn into early winter, a mixture of bronze, purple, orange and red before they finally drop. If that’s not enough, in late winter-early spring, the bare branches are clothed in sweetly scented bursting firework like displays of sulphur yellow spidery flowers.
As with all Witch Hazels Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Yamina’ is very hardy and perfect as a specimen in a sunny to part shady position. Being tolerant of most soils, for best results we recommend adding good compost when planting and annually mulching and top-dressing with a good general-purpose fertiliser.
- Family: Hamamelidaceae
- Type: Deciduous
- Position: sheltered spot in sun or part shade.
- Soil: any fertile, moist soil neutral to acid not dry or alkaline
- Eventual Size: height 3m x spread 3m after 10+ years
- Growth Rate: slow-growing
- Habit: broad-crowned vase-shaped open habit
- Flower: sulphur yellow spidery flowers late winter-early spring
- Flowering period: January to February
- Foliage: deciduous, bronze, purple, orange and red in autumn
- Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
- Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
- Common Names: Witch hazel 'Yamina', Bronze Leaf Witch Hazel
Prefers fertile, free draining soil in sun/part shade. Plant with a good quality compost pruning if desired after flowering or cut and enjoy a few sprigs in the house. Remove suckers.
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