Deciduous shrubs, flowering exceptionally early.
They should preferably be placed against a dark background so that thewill show to best advantage. Partial shade is satisfactory.
Acid sandy soil with a certain amount of humus is preferred.
By, by grafting or from . Quite difficult in practice.
X intermedia: Height to 4 m; flowering season mid to late winter. ‘Jelena’ has coppery-orange ; ‘Winter Beauty’, orange yellow.
japonica: Height 3 m; flowering season mid to late winter; the flowers are yellow and red. ‘Zuccarina’, sulphur yellow, flowers a little later.
Hamamelis mollis: Height to 4 m; fragrant yellow,flowers in late winter. In ‘Pallida’ the flowers are slightly larger.
This is the most beautiful species.
Hamamelis virginiana: Height to 6 m; orange-yellow flowers from early autum to early winter; fine autumn colouring.