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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
Chinese witch hazel
Hamamelis mollis var. oblongifolia
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
H. mollis is a large deciduous shrub with broad, oval leaves turning yellow in winter, and strongly fragrant, bright golden-yellow flowers in late winter
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in an open but unexposed site. Will tolerate deep, humus-rich soils over chalk
Propagate by seed sown in containers as soon as ripe. 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
Coral spot and honey fungus may be a problem
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Chinese witch hazel
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