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Hamamelis mollis 'Early Bright'
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common name: Chinese Witch Hazel
growth rate: medium
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Winter
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Sweetly scented golden yellow flowers borne on bare stems in January or February, about 2 weeks earlier than the species and other cultivars.
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.
Selected by Steve Wheaton of the Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA