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Hamamelis vemalis - 'Lombart's Weeping'

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Hamamelis vemalis - Cultivation Notes

Witch hazel requires a well drained fertile soil that is acidic / neutral - not chalky! Preferring a shady spot out of direct sun, avoid exposed / cold areas. Plant in autumn - prune sparingly to shape.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hamamelis vemalis:

  • Scented blossom
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Hamamelis vemalis

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Hamamelis vemalis:

  • Provides scented winter blossom
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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