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botanical name:
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite'
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  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: orange
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Large, spreading shrub. Clusters of relatively large, spidery burnt-orange flowers with crimpled petals flushed red at the base, on bare branches in winter. Good fragrance. Foliage colours well in autumn.

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.

propagation:
By grafting

other notes:
Selected by J.H.M. Van Heijningen, Breda, Netherlands

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