Plant of the Month
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'
This witch hazel has a glorious display of orange flowers in the depth of winter which also release a subtle citrusy perfume. During the growing season, the large, green leaves turn to a stunning shade of orange and red for a fabulous autumn display. Once the leaves have fallen you are left with a beautiful, architectural wide vase on which the profusion of orange flowers are borne from January to February. Tolerant of most soil conditions other than chalk, this shrub is also fully hardy. Allow it plenty of space to spread as it can potentially reach 4 x4 m when mature.