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Chinese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis mollis)

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by Bill on January 29, 2006 03:41 AM
Chinese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis mollis) is a low maintenance deciduous shrub which typically grows 10-15' tall with a similar spread. It is hardy to USDA Zone 5 and is one of the earliest blooming shrubs, providing you with up to eight weeks of showy, fragrant flowers beginning in early February. The soft grayish-green leaves turn a bright yellowish-orange color in the fall.
How to Grow and Care for Witch Hazel Plants

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These photos were taken at the J.A. Witt Winter Gardens in the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle Wa.

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by weezie13 on January 29, 2006 08:41 AM
ohhhhhhhh many, that yellow is just jumpin' out
of that picture Bill...
Soooooo beautiful....

I love this kind of trees, some day, if I ever had land, these are on my wish list..
They have such pretty colors soooo early in the year..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Bill on January 29, 2006 09:02 AM
I WILL have one of my own before next Spring!! (I discovered that they are a tad pricey.... [scaredy] but I WILL have one!)

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by weezie13 on January 29, 2006 09:16 AM
What color???
Ther'es orange, red?? [dunno]

You've got the word "Chinese" are they
more ornamental than say a wild one here in the states?????

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Bill on January 29, 2006 09:31 AM
The native (common) Witch Hazel is Hamamelis virginiana. Chinese Witch Hazel is native to China. Hamamelis japonica is native to Japan. Now there are many hybrids from combinations of these three primary varieties which provide a wide range of color combinations.
The Winter Gardens had several of the hybrids in bloom last week. This is my favorite of them all.

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by weezie13 on January 29, 2006 09:47 AM
I think it looks like my strobe ball,
only in yellow!!! [Wink] [Big Grin] [thumb]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by comfrey on January 29, 2006 01:25 PM
Those yellow blooms are beautiful!!!

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by catlover on June 03, 2006 02:31 PM
This tree is beautiful....love the flowers.
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The soft grayish-green leaves turn a bright yellowish-orange color in the fall.

Need to put on your calendar.... [critic] ....trip to Washington Park Arboretum just before Fall and in the Fall for follow up ID pictures to include on this thread. [thumb]

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