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Hamamelis × intermedia 'Robert'
  • RHS AGM

witch hazel 'Robert'

'Robert' is a medium-sized shrub that eventually reaches a height and spread of 2.5-3m. It displays good autumn colour and produces fragrant, coppery-orange blooms in typical clusters of thin shredded-looking petals on bare stems in late winter

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Orange Red Yellow
Winter Orange Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hamamelidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in an acid to neutral, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Suited to a sheltered woodland setting where the scent will linger

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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