Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Witch Hazel, Adding A Bit Of Zing To Gloomy Winter Days

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Two recent additions to the college gardens are putting on a colourful display in the borders of the Linbury Building. With their unusual spidery shaped, scented flowers, the two shrubs responsible for this splash of winter colour are Witch Hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia. Adding a bit of zing to the gloomiest of winter days the varieties, 'Diane' and 'Orange Beauty', have numerous flowers on their bare stems, a coppery red and orange yellow respectively. At the moment these slow growing decidous shrubs are less than two metres in height but will, ultimately, fill the border reaching a height and spread of four metres, perfect for a small border or garden. 

The Spidery, Scented Flowers of Diane

The Spidery, Scented Flowers of Orange Beauty

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