Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Aphrodite'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

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:

Lexington, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 23, 2014, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Although I love this plant, it really needs a darker background or its colors get lost into the landscape. Perhaps since mine has only been in the ground about six years, it just needs time to grow. However, the red and light yellow cultivars planted at the same time don't seem to have this problem.

Neutral

On Sep 25, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2005.

Positive

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

This must be one of the most vibrant orange witch hazels on the market. The flowers are quite large and produced in dense clusters. Outstanding after a long winter!