February Plant Of The Month - Witch Hazel
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Our fabulous gardener Jason of Summit Gardens is here again to give his plant of the month, this time a beautiful yellow flowering shrub...
Witch HazelWith spring just around the corner it's good to know there's still plenty of interest out there before the colour arrives en-masse. Witch hazel (Hamamelis) is one of my favourite winter shrubs producing delicate tissue-like spidery flowers borne on bare stems throughout winter. The flower colours vary from yellow to coppery orange to red, depending on the species and cultivar, and some are beautifully scented too, so it's worth doing some homework before making your choice. Once the flowers have finished, hazel-like leaves appear throughout spring and summer which, in many cases, go on to produce a stunning autumnal display.