Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Sunburst'

Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Hamamelis (ham-uh-MEE-lis) (Info)
Species: x intermedia (in-ter-MEE-dee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunburst

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

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)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Clermont, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Raleigh, North Carolina

South Prairie, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 15, 2008, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Sunburst' witch hazel is another fine plant in this group of winter blooming shrubs. It produces masses of flower buds at each node, which open into spectacular large lemon yellow blooms with long petals.

If one can call it a drawback, the only failing might be the lack of scent on 'Sunburst'. The details above are erroneous, and one has but to put nose to flower to know this.

'Sunburst' is still among the best for floral display of the hybrid winter witch hazels.