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Hamamelisxintermedia 'Arnold Promise' Witch Hazel
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This splendid witch hazel was raised in the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, in the United States and is a little later flowering than the other cultivars listed here,with long lasting yellow flowers. The dark green leaves turn vivid shades of orange or yellow before falling in autumn.
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub or very small tree with lightly scented flowers that give excellent late winter interest. Attractive leaves and good autumn colour in October.
Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 30 - 40 cm tall)
Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' dislikes shallow, chalk soil and will not grow well in wet or waterlogged conditions.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. As a young plant, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' may require protection from severe, late spring frosts once the young leaves have emerged in spring.
Flowering Period: January - March.
Flower Colour: Golden-yellow
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' grows to be a large branching shrub.
Height: 3 m (10 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.
A flowering Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' in our gardens (Feb 2012).