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Hamamelis mollis -Chinese witch hazel- Shrub

  • Catalogue Code 5140-5035
  • Pack Contents: 1x 2L potted shrub

Winter scent and autumn foliage colour.

Add Instant Impact with these Autumn and Winter Interest shrubs.

Our shrubs are supplied as well established potted plants. Potted shrubs can be planted at any time as long as soil is workable

Hamamelis mollis is commonly known as Chinese witch hazel. It has spidery perfumed flowers that appear on bare branches. They light up the winter garden when colour and scent are in short supply.

Witch hazels are deciduous shrubs or small trees  that lose their leaves in autumn, but before they drop the leaves are often brilliantly coloured.  

Plant into well-cultivated, weed free soil. Dig a hole large enough to take the plant's roots. Gently knock the shrub out of its pot (keeping the soil around the roots intact) and  plant so the stem is at the same level in the ground as it was in the pot. Fill around with soil and firm in gently. Water  to settle the soil around the plant. 

Hamamelis is naturally a well shaped shrub - no special pruning is required. 

Flowers: December-February

Period of interest: Winter flowers and Autumn foliage colour

Height 3m /10ft

Height 3m /10ft


  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Hardy Perennial - sow indoors or on a seedbed (April-June); transplant later to flower for many seasons
  • Attracts Bees
  • Varieties suitables for cutting
  • Will flower well in full sun

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The plants arrived on schedule and in good condition and in two litre pots but was disappointed that these had been dug up and planted in the pots and had not had time to acclimatise to the pots so when I took them from the pot the compost around them just fell. I think these should have been advertised as such as I feel I paid a good price and would have been more disappointed if I had purchased them without a 20% discount.



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