Hamamelis x intermedia 'Sunburst'

Ron_BDecember 23, 2002

R. Gossler likes it (see Gossler Farms web site). Any other opinions?

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david_5311(Z 5b/6a SE Mich)

I have seen several in my visits to nurseries around the country. Seems very floriferous from a small size/early age, but none of those I have seen/smelled had even the slightest fragrance, of course one of the main reasons for growing a witchhazel, at least for me. I have never seen a well established plant though.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2002 at 3:07PM
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Interesting. And this says it has poor foliage as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hamamelis Evaluation

    Bookmark   January 1, 2003 at 6:46PM
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I've never noticed anything odd about the foliage before, but the flower color is pretty striking (if you like yellow) - a bright suphurous color. Personally, I prefer the more intensely colored cultivars - Hiltingbury, Fire Charm, Winter Beauty or Ruby Glow. Heck, even Diane and Jelena, if pressed.

pam - gardengal

    Bookmark   January 11, 2003 at 10:23PM
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Stewart_7(z7 NC)

I have a potted Westerstede that I purchased on sale this Fall, and have yet to detect any fragrance in its newly forming buds. Yesterday I saw Jelena in full bloom for the first time at a local nursery that was a good price and size. Any opinions on which of these two I would enjoy the most? Fragrance, Shape? I have a small garden. Thanks Ron , for sharing the informative chart!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2003 at 10:56PM
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Saw a good article on Hamamelis in the current Fine Gardening, "5 Best Witchhazels" (or something like that). Author has a huge collection of them, so his perspective is probably pretty useful. His faves were all familiar varieties, as I remember, which reinforced my impression that there are good reasons for some of the commonest plants to be common.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2003 at 9:41PM
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The Brotzman article referred to at the end of this piece is the one I'm talking about. (Too bad it's not on the web site as well).

Here is a link that might be useful: Witch Hazels Perk Up the Winter Season

    Bookmark   January 17, 2003 at 11:50PM
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