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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
witch hazel 'Vesna'
Hamamelis are deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate or rounded leaves, sometimes colouring well in autumn, and fragrant yellow to red flowers with 4 narrow petals, borne on the leafless branches in late winter and early spring, or in autumn
'Vesna' is a large, upright, deciduous shrub with broadly oval leaves producing good red, orange and yellow autumn colour. The large, deeply fragrant flowers in winter and early spring have hanging, deep orange-yellow petals flushed red at the base
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Best in an open, sunny spot, avoiding exposed or windy positions, with well-drained, humus-rich, acid or neutral soil. See hamamelis cultivation
Propagate by simple layering of suitable shoots in spring, by grafting in late winter or by chip budding in late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
May be affected by coral spot, honey fungus and phytophthora root rot
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