Winter Flowering and Fabulous



This is a must have in the garden for me –  an early flowering witch hazel: Hamamelis intermedia ‘Jelena’.

It is considered by many to be one of the best cultivars to result from crossing Hamamelis mollis, a Chinese cultivar and H. japonica, a Japanese cultivar. Attributes include vigor, coppery orange flowers, and warm fall color. ‘Jelena’ is consistently one of the first H. x intermedia cultivars to bloom at the Scott Arboretum. The cultivar was named in 1954 by Robert de Belder, a witchhazel enthusiast responsible for naming many cultivars, in honor of his wife.


About christinedarnelldesignstudio

Christine Darnell Design Studio is a landscape and garden design studio in Chester, CT. Imaginative plant combinations characterize the work with an artist’s eye towards texture and color. A strong commitment to environmentally considerate design runs through the practice, the support of local nurseries, and guidance towards the most environmentally sustainable materials and products. Adjunct Professor, Horticulture Dept. of Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT , Wetlands Commissioner for the Town of Chester, Vice President, APLD, Connecticut Chapter.
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3 Responses to Winter Flowering and Fabulous

  1. Beautiful! Any fragrance?

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