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botanical name:
Hamamelis japonica
Hamamelis japonica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese witch hazel
family:  Hamamelidaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Large spreading, open-branched shrub or small tree. Broadly oval or obovate leaves, smaller than H. mollis, turning yellow in autumn. Clusters of spidery, slightly scented, yellow flowers with thin, twisted and crimpled petals, in mid and late winter.

cultivation:
Best in moist, fertile, acid to neutral soil in sun or part shade. Dislikes dry soils. Benefits from a site sheltered from strong winds.
Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late winter/early spring.

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