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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'
common name: Witch hazel
synonyms: Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'
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: 5 to 9
Spreading, broadly vase-shaped shrub or small tree. Rounded bright green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Clusters of relatively large pale sulphur yellow, sweetly scented flowers are freely produced on bare branches in mid and late winter.
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.
Raised at RHS Wisley in 1958, originally known as Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'
Probably the most reliable and popular of the winter flowering witch hazels.
PHS Gold Medal