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Diane Witch Hazel

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'

Pronunciation: ham-a-ME-lis in-ter-MEE-dee-uh
SKU #03924
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Prized for its copper-red to red flowers, considered one of the best of the red flowering varieties. Rich, orange-red fall color. A popular European introduction. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Winter
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Witch hazel is an exceptional large native shrub for northern homesites. A perfect choice for breaking up long boundaries and fence lines. Makes unusual seasonal interest in out of the way walls of foundation planting. A real problem solver as understory beneath aged old shade trees. Naturally adapted to compositions of mixed woodlands of evergreens and deciduous forest trees. Let it go native in wild gardens among natives, grouped with other species from indigenous plant communities. Exceptionally valuable for transition zones separating cultivated landscapes from undisturbed wildlands.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles); Forsythia (Forsythia); Witch Alder (Fothergilla); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Sweetspire (Itea)
CARE
Care Provide moderately acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Blooms heaviest on one- to three-year-old shoots.
HISTORY
Lore The American witch hazels were so named because they were used as dowsing rods by colonials who could not obtain the wood of their English hazel in the New World for that purpose. All species contain high tannin content and have been a part of the cosmetic industry as an old fashioned astringent known as witch hazel. Native Americans used it in dozens of remedies and as a valuable coagulant.

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