Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)
Witch Hazel provides an excellent source of pollen for honey bees in the very early spring. Witch hazel flowers come in a dazzling array of of fragrant frost resistant colours. They look wonderfully exotic as specimen trees, flowering on bare wood, and have a sweet scent. They are happy in sun or semi-shade, and prefer neutral to acid soils. The Witch Hazel came from America; early settlers used its branches for water divining as they had done Hazel branches in Britain. All the varieties we sell have the RHS AGM and are supplied as 50cm tall rootballed plants from November to March.
Witch Hazel varieties:
x intermedia 'Diane': deep bronze/red flowers
x intermedia 'Jelena': orange/red flowers
x intermedia 'Pallida': sulphur yellow, sweet scent
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold's Promise': unusual bright golden flowers
Soil type: Fertile, well drained, non alkaline
Supplier: R.V.Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Acacia dealbata to the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex
Please note: there is a minimum overall order size of £50.
Our exotic trees for bees have been chosen in association with the British Beekeepers Association.