Hamamelis × intermedia

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hybrid witch hazel
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'Diane' in bloom
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Hamamelis
Binomial name
Hamamelis × intermedia

Hamamelis × intermedia (hybrid witch hazel) is a species of flowering plant in the family Hamamelidaceae. It is a hybrid of garden origin between H. japonica and H. mollis.[1] Its Latin name refers to its intermediate appearance between those two species.[2]

It is a deciduous shrub growing to 4 m (13 ft) tall and wide, with zig-zagging stems and alternate, simple leaves 15 cm (6 in) long, which turn yellow in autumn. The yellow, orange or red flowers with twisted petals appear on bare stems in midwinter through early spring.[3]

Numerous cultivars have been developed, many of them prized as garden subjects. The following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-

  • 'Angelly'[4]
  • 'Arnold Promise'[5]            
  • 'Barmstedt Gold'[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/h/hamint/hamint1.html
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Hamamelis × intermedia 'Angelly'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold Promise'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Hamamelis × intermedia 'Barmstedt Gold'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Hamamelis × intermedia 'Diane'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Hamamelis × intermedia 'Jelena'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Hamamelis × intermedia 'Pallida'". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Buchan, Ursula. "How to grow: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'". Telegraph. Retrieved 17 July 2013.