Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider'
  • Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider'

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Spanish Spider'

£35.00

(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.

Data sheet

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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