Drooping golden yellow flowers set this Hamamelis apart from the rest of the crowd. Add to that, the red base of the flower cluster and you have something quite special.
The RHS A-Z of Garden Plants has it wrongly coloured as being orange, which is probably the result of a writer looking at their supplied photo. It was taken in late sun - hence the orange cast. The plant they have at Wisley - the one in the image - is most certainly golden yellow. Any specialist grower will verify this, as will other reputable websites.
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Vezna' is scented - especially in early morning and late afternoon, but not overly so. In spite of the drooping habit of the flowers, the shrub has upright but slightly spreading branches, and its final height will probably be around 12ft )4m) but after 15 - 20 years.
Any garden soil - other than alkaline - will be suitable for growing this and other Hamamelis.
It is happiest in dappled shade, though will do well in full sun - the latter situation seeming to bring out the best of the autumn foliage colours.
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Vezna' along with most of the other Witch Hazels are good in large containers. A special treat on the patio in midst of winter, and then 'hidden away' for the rest of the growing season!
All of the Hamamelis are prone to suckering growths from below the rootstock. these should be removed as soon as seen.
This Witch Hazel can be grown from semi-ripe cuttings, which will root, but will be difficult to get through the first winter without good shelter.
No problems to report with this Hamamelis.
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