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Hamamelis mollis 'Fred Chittenden' (Chinese Witch Hazel)

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Quick Overview

Sweetly fragrant, golden yellow flowers bloom in clusters along bare stems in mid-winter (January-February) before spring foliage emerges. Yellow petals are tinged with red at the base and calyx are bright maroon-red. Growth habit is upright with ovate-rounded leaves. Autumn foliage is yellow.


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This clone received an Award of Merit in 1932 and was named by a botanist, Mike Grant, at Wisley. Fred Chittenden served as Director at Wisely from 1919-1931.

Additional Information

Name Hamamelis mollis 'Fred Chittenden' (Chinese Witch Hazel)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 6-9 ft
Plant Width 4-6 ft
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Sun Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color Yellow
Fragrant Yes
Bloom Period January, February
Foliage Color Green
Plant Size Selector Large Shrub (6-15 ft)
Plant Type Deciduous Shrub
Deer Resistant Yes
U.S. Native No
Native to China
Habit Vase
New Offering No
Common Name Chinese Witch Hazel
Catalog Category Trees, Shrubs & Vines