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Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Orange Peel’ (Witch Hazel)

Witch Hazel 'Orange Peel'

Hamamelis x Intermedia 'Orange Peel', Witch Hazel 'Orange Peel', Chinese Witch Hazel 'Orange Peel', Orange Flowers, Orange Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x Intermedia 'Orange Peel', Witch Hazel 'Orange Peel', Chinese Witch Hazel 'Orange Peel', Orange Flowers, Orange Witch Hazel

Noted for its attractive foliage, both in summer and fall, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Orange Peel’ (Witch Hazel) is a vase-shaped deciduous shrub with sweetly fragrant, yellow-orange flowers from mid to late winter. Each flower consists of 4 ribbon-like, slightly curled and crimped, strap-shaped petals with 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. Hardy, this flowering shrub sports broadly oval dark green leaves which turn often attractive shades of yellow to orange to red in fall.

  • Grows up to 8-10 ft. tall and wide (240-300 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 cottage gardens, woodland gardens or as a screen and hedge. Perfect as a specimen plant.
  • Keep an eye out for coral spot and honey fungus.
  • Deer: Witch hazel is generally considered to be deer-resistant due to its bitter taste and strong scent. However, it is important to note that deer browsing habits can vary depending on factors such as the time of year, availability of other food sources, and the specific population of deer in the area.
  • 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 simple layering of suitable shoots in spring; grafting in late winter and chip budding can be carried out in late summer.
  • 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.


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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
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spread 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spacing 96" - 120"
(240cm - 3m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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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
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Winter
Height 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spread 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spacing 96" - 120"
(240cm - 3m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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