Hamamelis are deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate or rounded leaves, sometimes colouring well in autumn, and fragrant yellow to red flowers with four narrow petals, borne on the leafless branches in late winter and early spring, or in autumn.
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ bears clusters of fragrant, copper-red flowers on bare twigs. In autumn its bright green leaves turn dramatic shades of yellow, orange and red before falling. It’s perfect for growing as the focal point of a sunny winter border or front garden, where its beauty can be fully appreciated. It makes an excellent cut flower.
Easy to grow in an acid to neutral, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.