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Hamamelis × intermedia 'Diane'

Hamamelis × Intermedia Diane

On the left handside of the main path through the Water Gardens heading towards the Rock Garden.

Commonly known as Witch Hazel, Hamamellis are (in plant terms) a small group of only five species of shrubs found in North America, Japan and China.  The leaves and bark of the North American Hamamelis virginiana  produce a substance first used by Native Americans.  Today it is found in many modern products for treating bruises and insect bites.

This particular Witch Hazel is named 'Diane' is named after the daughter of famed Belgian gardeners Robert and Jelena de Belder who introduced it in 1969. 'Diane' is a red-flowered form with spreading branches. It typically grows to 2.5 metres over 10 years. It is also noted for its autumn leaf colour of oranges and reds.

All Hamamelis are easy to grow with no real care and attention needed so long as they are planted somewhere they like; sunny or part shade avoiding excessively wet or very well drained soils. Other than that, make sure you can provide enough space. Sizes vary so check before buying!

AGM LogoAGM  (Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit).  This award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing its garden worthiness.  More information