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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'/Witch Hazel

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida' / Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'
Striking autumn color
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Striking autumn color

Height of autumn color in the Birmingham Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'
Common Name: Witch Hazel
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The sulphur-yellow can be quite striking on this deciduous plant in late winter. Witch hazel flowers borne in tight clusters are quite fragrant and last a long time because of the cold temperatures where this plant normally grows. This is an excellent woodland plant that can be massed or used as an individual specimen plant. Autumn color as noted in the images above can be a truly outstanding feature of this witch hazel. Provide a well drained, slightly acid soil and partial sunlight to full sunlight. Plants growing in heavy shade do not flower well and may become quite leggy in appearance.