Noted for its abundant flowering, the quality of its foliage and its pleasant fall colors, Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida' is one of the most popular hybrid witch hazels and one of the finest winter-flowering shrubs. Hardy, this medium to large, vase-shaped, deciduous shrub enjoys dense clusters of fragrant, frost-proof, bright sulphur-yellow flowers in mid- to late winter. Each flower consists of 4 narrow, crinkled, strap-shaped petals with red-purple calyces. The broad oval green leaves turn eye-catching shades of yellow and orange in fall.
- This shrub enjoys a spreading habit and grows up to 9-12 ft. tall and wide (270-360 cm)
- A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers organically rich, moist, acidic soils. Some tolerance for clay soils. Best flowering in full sun.
- Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society and winner of the Cary Award, which recognizes plants that are particularly adequate for New England, offer superior landscape appeal, are winter hardy and pest resistant.
- Generally pest free. Coral spot may be a problem
- Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for woodland gardens or as screen and hedge. Perfect as specimen plant.
- Deer resistant, low maintenance
- Promptly remove any suckers to prevent spread.
- Prune in spring after flowering to control shape and size.
- Propagate by grafting