Botanical Name: Hamamelis mollis
Height: 8' - 15'.
Spacing: 10' - 12'.
Depth: Plant in an open but not exposed site to help protect against strong Winter winds and deep freezing that may damage the early blooms.
Spread: 8' - 10'.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Golden yellow blossoms.
Foliage: Broadly oval to obovate medium green leaves up to 6 inches long.
Blooms: Late Winter to very early Spring for 2 - 3 weeks.
Form: Deciduous shrub.
Flower Form: Spider-like bloom clusters made up of several narrow petals.
Soil Requirements: Moderately fertile, well drained soil that is slightly acidic to neutral.
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast growth rate.
Pruning: To maintain a smaller size or shape, prune after flowering.
Comments: Exceptionally fragrant blooms in very early Spring. A more than welcome site after a long Winter under a blanket of white snow. Plant as a large shrub or small tree where you can enjoy the sweet fragrance while in bloom. The gentle lleaves will provide shade during the Summer months. The leaves turn a golden-yellow for a warm Fall color.
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