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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Feuerzauber’ (Witch Hazel)

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Reliable and strong growing, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Feuerzauber’ (Witch Hazel) is a deciduous shrub with slightly fragrant, coppery orange suffused red flowers from midwinter to late winter. Each flower consists of 4 ribbon-like, slightly twisted, crimped, strap-shaped petals and a purple calyx. Clustered along the leafless branches, the flowers unfurl their spidery petals on mild days. But on cold days, they curl up again and nearly close up to prevent damage from freezing temperatures. Upright when young, becoming vase-shaped with age, this showy winter flowering shrub features ovate-rounded, medium green leaves, which turn attractive shades of orange and red in fall.

  • Grows up to 9-10 ft. (270-300 cm) tall and 10-14 ft. wide (300-420 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. Best flowering in full sun. Consistent moisture is best.
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders for dramatic winter blooms. Great flowering shrub for city gardens, cottage gardens, woodland gardens, banks and slopes, as a screen or hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant.
  • Low maintenance. Keep an eye out for honey fungus, phytophthora root rot, coral spot, and powdery mildews.
  • Promptly remove any suckers to prevent spread.
  • No regular pruning is required. Simply remove any dead, damaged, or weak shoots. Prune in spring after flowering if you need to control shape and size.
  • Propagate by layering in autumn, by grafting in late winter or early spring onto H. virginiana rootstocks, by budding in late summer, or by softwood cuttings in mid-spring in very free-draining compost with bottom heat and humid conditions.
  • Hamamelis x intermedia is a hybrid of garden origin between Hamamelis japonica and Hamamelis mollis.

Witch Hazel: Plant Care and Growing Guide


Grow Witch Hazel with ease and enjoy the beauty of its spidery blooms in late winter to early spring.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hamamelidaceae
Genus Hamamelis
Common names Witch Hazel
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 9' - 10'
(270cm - 3m)
Spread 10' - 14'
(3m - 4.3m)
Spacing 120" - 216"
(3m - 5.5m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Gingerbread’ (Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis vernalis ‘Sandra’ (Ozark Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis mollis (Chinese Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Sunburst’ (Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Savill Starlight’ (Witch Hazel)
Hamamelis mollis ‘Jermyns Gold’ (Chinese Witch Hazel)

Recommended Companion Plants

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ (Solomon’s Seal)
Erica carnea ‘Springwood White’ (Winter Heath)
Cyclamen hederifolium (Ivy-Leaved Cyclamen)
Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop)
Helleborus (Hellebore)
Crocus chrysanthus (Snow Crocus)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hamamelidaceae
Genus Hamamelis
Common names Witch Hazel
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 9' - 10'
(270cm - 3m)
Spread 10' - 14'
(3m - 4.3m)
Spacing 120" - 216"
(3m - 5.5m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden, City and Courtyard
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