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PlantFiles: Witch Hazel
Hamamelis 'Amethyst'

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Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Hamamelis (ham-uh-MEE-lis) (Info)
Cultivar: Amethyst
Hybridized by D. Shadow/T. Brotzman; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2003

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ViburnumValley On Mar 9, 2008, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Amethyst' witch hazel is a complex hybrid derived from mixed parentage including Hamamelis vernalis and Hamamelis x intermedia. It is unusual in the flower color, being the only witch hazel I've seen with lavender to light purple blooms.

I planted this clone (along with about 40 others) in 1998. It has performed well, despite being in a very tough growing environment along a park road on a fill slope. It flowers reasonably well despite being in shade, poor soil, and receiving zero additional care.

I purchased this plant under the tentative identification of Hamamelis vernalis 'Brotzman's Purple'; it is also occasionally known as H. vernalis 'Purple Seedling'. The hybrid parentage was later determined, and the 'Amethyst' name was given to this exceptional plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Newark, Delaware
Louisville, Kentucky
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania



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