Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

SKU: S62264
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Common Name: Witch Hazel
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Feb-Mar
Mature Height: 12' Spacing: 10-12'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT 30-36"
Fragrance: Yes
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The University of Connecticut rates Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' as "perhaps the finest red-flowering form" of Witch Hazel, and it received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. In late winter, the showy coppery red flowers are striking against a background of snow. In fall, the shrub's leaves turn a rich yellow-orange.

The best antidote to winter is a planting of Witch Hazels. This genus of 5 species of upright, spreading shrubs or small trees provides the first big display of color, beginning in late February or early March and continuing for 6 weeks or more depending on the season (the flower petals sensibly curl up if the temperatures plummet). For an even earlier display, cut some branches in January and force them into bloom indoors. Plants thrive in average, well-drained soil.

For more information on growing Hamamelis click on Growing Guide.




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Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (4 Reviews) Write a Review

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Beautiful display spring and fall

I've had this little tree in the ground for 2 years now. The first spring after planting, there was minimal bloom and, like many transplants, it did not put on a lot of new growth in the year just after planting. But this year it has put on an amazing display. The feathery red and orange blossoms have filled the stems of the plant and have lasted for several weeks. The color is amazing. They almost glow in the late afternoon sunlight. The fall display of the leaves turning is quite lovely too.

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Also still waiting for signs of life...

I'm having the same results as DSS from Needham. I'm an experienced gardener and I planted the bare-rooted witch hazel 'Diane' very carefully according to the instructions, and gave it plenty of water and good mulch. Over the summer it grew a few leaves, but never really took off. I know that some bare-rooted shrubs take a while to get going, but so far this spring there are no flowers, buds or signs of life. I'll give it a few more months, but might need to test WFF's guarantee, because I'd really like to have 'Diane' in my yard.

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Hammamelis Diane

My shrub arrived in excellent condition. It took a little while to settle in, but has done very well, blooming last March (in the first year that I had it). I'm very pleased.

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Still waiting for signs of life...

I'm just west of Boston and I was so excited to receive this baby witch hazel tree several weeks ago and planted it along with numerous other fabulous little trees/shrubs and perennials. Waited for WFF to decide when things should be shipped to me. Everything else is fabulous, filling out nicely. Vigorous. Lovely. This little guy...well, I'm hoping he's just slow to establish because he is still just a twig with tan buds and no obvious signs of life. Maybe since he is an early bloomer I will have to wait till next year? Or by now should I have begun to see something green? Sold out now so I'll be very sad if it turns out the one shipped to me is a dud. :(

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Latin Name Pronunciation: ham-uh-mel'is 

When everything else is drab and dreary in late winter, Witch Hazels light up the woodland garden with their lacy blooms that look like crepe paper. These vigorous shrubs have great architecture for all-season interest, and the flowers are often delightfully fragrant. Many cutivars offer vibrant fall color in shades of yellow, red, and orange.

Light/Watering: Grow in full sun to light shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Most are pH adaptable, but prefer acidic to neutral soil.

Pests/Diseases: Generally untroubled by insects or disease, but occasionally powdery mildew can be a problem.

Companions: Underplant with Hellebores and spring flowering bulbs. Excellent combined with an evergreen ground cover such as Lily Turf (Liriope).

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