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Re: hamamelis

I have H. "Jelena" still in the pot I bought it in 3 years ago. Has bloomed
in the shade every late Feb/early March. Got to get it in the ground this
year. It has reddish gold bloom, some fragrance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Libby Valentine" <grdner03@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 7:41 AM
Subject: [CHAT] hamamelis

> Anybody growing witch hazel? I have a spot I want to put one (but only
> one right now, since they get to 12-20' over the years). I've been
> reading up on them but can't find all the info I need on the varieties:
> bloom time, fragrance, fall color, habit. I was looking at 'Diane' (red,
> good fall color) and 'Arnold's Promise' (yellow, pops up frequently as
> great cultivar). Both are Hamamelis x intermedia.
> I think I'll end up getting it from ForestFarm since White Flower Farms
> wants over $50 for one, but I'd appreciate learning of other sources if
> anyone has gotten one elsewhere. Local nurseries here, if they have
> them, have only Hamamelis virginiana, common witch hazel, which flowers
> in December and suckers. Early spring flowering, fragrance, and more
> upright habit (not too spreading) would be my top 3 criteria. And fall
> color. Early spring flowering, fragrance, upright habit, and orange/red
> fall color would be my top 4 criteria...
> Any witch hazels out there?
> Libby
> Maryland zone 6
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