Witch Hazel 'Aurora' or 'Arnold Promise'?
I am posting this question here because there seem to be quite a few very people here who are knowledgable about Witch Hazel, although my question is more in the line of "fall gardening".
I am interested in planting a witch hazel, but am not interested in the flowers at all, only in the fall foliage. I'm looking for very bright color, primarily yellow, but a mix of yellow, orange and red would also be nice. Fragrance, like the flowers, is not a concern.
I'm leaning toward either "Aurora" or "Arnold Promise". I've heard great things about the spectacular fall color of AP, but it's listed as "zone 5", and I fear I may be on the very edge of that, maybe tending toward zone 4 in my little micro climate here. Hence, my interest in "Aurora", which seems to be listed as a "zone 4" shrub, but I can find very little on whether it actually has really spectacular autumn color.
I would so appreciate any help on this. I don't have a lot of room to plant many things, so I hope to get this right.
Thanks in advance,