Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'
(Witch Hazel) An eye-catching medium sized or eventually large shrub raised at the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium which has a superb display of beautiful, copper-orange coloured flowers in winter each year.
Best flower display usually seen when planted in a position with plenty of sun. Grows well in a large container.
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An eye-catching cultivar raised at the Kalmthout Arboretum in Belgium, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' has beautiful, copper-orange coloured flowers. These flowers are extremely attractive but unscented. The foliage has excellent red and orange autumn tints.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' dislikes shallow, chalk soil and will not grow well in wet or waterlogged conditions.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. As a young plant, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' may require protection from severe, late spring frosts once the young leaves have emerged in spring.
- Flowering Period: January - March.
- Flower Colour: Copper-orange
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Large branching shrub with a goblet-shaped habit once established.
- Height: 3.5 m (12 ft).
- Spread: 3 m (10 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. This cultivar is also known as Hamamelis x intermedia 'Copper Beauty'
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (3m+), Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Flowers in Winter, Suitable for Containers