Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider'
(Witch Hazel) Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider' is an unusual witch hazel with unscented maroon-orange flowers with narrowly twisted and crimped, long petals.
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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider' is an unusual witch hazel with unscented maroon-orange flowers with narrowly twisted and crimped, long petals. The individual petals are said to look like the legs of a spider, hence the catchy cultivar name.
The light green leaves turn shades of yellow before falling in autumn.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider' dislikes shallow, chalk soil and will not grow well in wet or waterlogged conditions.
- Hardiness: Hardy. As a young plant, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider' may require protection from severe, late spring frosts once the young leaves have emerged in spring.
- Flowering Period: January - March.
- Flower Colour: Maroon-orange
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Large branching shrub.
- Height: 4 m (13 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.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Winter (December - February), To grow in a pot
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