Friday, February 3, 2017

UW Botanic Gardens October Plant Profile Of Witch Hazel

Each month the UW Botanic Gardens' Newsletter, E-Flora, posts in detail about a specific plant, among many other interesting posts about events and general information.

This month's featured plant is witch hazel. 
Here is the posting:

February 2017 Plant Profile: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’
Hamamelis 'Jelena'

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ has long been one of the most popular of the hybrid witch hazels. Flowers appear as a bright copper-orange from a distance. Fall color is often very good, and in the yellow-orange range. Fragrance, while light overall, seems more pronounced on sunnier, warmer days. Learn about the culture and care of this month's featured plant.
Common Name: ‘Jelena’ hybrid witch hazel
Family: Hamamelidaceae
Origin: Of garden origin, a hybrid of Hamamelis mollis, the Chinese witch hazel, and H. japonica, the Japanese witch hazel. ‘Jelena’ was raised at Kalmthout, Belgium, and was named by Robert de Belder for his wife.
Locations: Two plants at the Center for Urban Horticulture, espaliered on the north side of the Northwest Horticultural Society (NHS) Hall; one plant in the Witt Winter Garden in grid 35-1E at the Arboretum.
Height and spread: 8-12' high and wide, vase-shaped
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5

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