Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
(Witch Hazel) Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' is a large shrub with vibrant red winter flowers which was raised in 1969 at Although arboretum in Belgium.
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This vibrant selection of witch hazel with red flowers is one of the best Hamamelis for deep-red petal colour. These flowers are scented, long-petalled and have a slightly crumpled appearance. The foliage has rich red and orange autumn tints.
A vase-shaped, deciduous shrub or very small tree with flowers that give excellent late winter interest. Attractive leaves and good autumn colour in October.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' dislikes shallow, chalk soil and will not grow well in wet or waterlogged conditions.
- Hardiness: Hardy. As a young plant, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' may require protection from severe, late spring frosts once the young leaves have emerged in spring.
- Flowering Period: January - March.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' grows to be a large branching shrub with a vase-shaped habit.
- Height: 3.5 m (12 ft).
- Spread: 3.5 m (12 ft).
- Notes: In soils which may become wet in winter, it is a good idea to mound-plant Hamamelis to improve the drainage around the root system.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Winter (December - February), Scented, To grow in a pot