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PlantFiles: Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Primavera'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Winter

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

'Primavera' witch hazel is another long-time top level performer here in KY. Profuse and dense blooming character always makes a great late winter show. This plant has a fragrance that I would term sweet, compared to the more spicy fragrance of a witch hazel like 'Moonlight'.

'Primavera' seems to want to spread rather than grow vertically, so allow for this trait when siting the plant. As with many of the yellow flowering witch hazels, also consider placement where you can view the flowers against a blue sky, a background of evergreens, and backlit by the setting sun. That's not too complicated.

Positive Todd_Boland On Nov 23, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Primavera' is similar to 'Arnold's Promise' except if anything, its flowers are even brighter yellow. They are quite large and show quite distinctively against the bare branches.


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

San Anselmo, California
Clermont, Kentucky
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Lexington, Virginia

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