The species used for medical purposes is Virginian witch-hazel, Hamamelis
virginiana, but two other species and their many varieties are more impressive in gardens.
mollis, the more common variety, has quite a spicy fragrance to it too.
x intermedia Jelena has coppery–coloured flowers and hamamelis
x intermedia Diane is an even hotter colour, verging on red.
x intermedia 'Jelena' has coppery-coloured flowers, and Hamamelis
x intermedia 'Diane' is an even hotter colour, verging on red.
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mollis turns to soft, buttery yellow, creating beacons in the darker recesses of the garden while the foliage of some of the x intermedia hybrids hots up to incandescent oranges and reds.
But no winter garden would be complete without Hamamelis
molis (witch hazel).
Purple flower buds of hellebores are just pushing up through the soil and the witch hazel, hamamelis
, still clinging on to its copper coloured leaves, is covered in clusters of spider-shaped, deep yellow fragrant flowers.
Included are all the species and cultivars of witch hazel except the fall flowering common witch hazel, hamamelis
Virginiana, and the cornelian cherry (cornus mas), all of the forsythias, the close relative of forsythia abeliophyllum often called "the white flowered forsythia," spicebush, honeysuckles that have already bloomed and the shrub quinces.
mollis (Chinese witch hazel) has sweetly scented yellow blooms that are red at the base and flowers from December until March.
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x intermedia 'Jelena', pictured, produces fire-coloured flowers in February with a spicy perfume.