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Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'

 
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'
witch hazel
Early March blooms
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Feuerzauber'

Common name witch hazel
Family hamamelidaceae
Life cycle tree
Flowers burgundy (late winter-early spring)
Size 20'
Light sun-part shade

Trying a new cultivar. Looking forward to its early-season blooms, along with nice fall color. Supposed to develop an upright spreading habit. It bloomed late in the second winter after we purchased it, with red spidery flowers that look cool up close, especially when backlit. But you do have to get up real close, it's easy to miss the flowers, especially when they share the branches with last year's faded leaves. The fall color is a better, or at least more visible, asset, showing excellent burgundy in good years.

witch hazel
Photo taken around Christmas showing how the previous season's leaves stick to the twigs quite tenaciously.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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