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Copper Beauty Witch Hazel Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'

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Previously known as:

  • Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Copper Beauty’.
Description

'Jelena' Witch Hazel cultivar parent plant is an artificial hybrid between H. japonica and H. mollis.  'Jelena' is upright or spreading with ascending branches.  It will reach a height of 8 to 12 feet eventually but it will take a long time to grow.   Unusual winter flowers that have a sweet fragrance and showy copper color are one of the main reasons for planting this shrub but it also offers beautiful green leaves in the summer and spring and spectacular fall color providing year-round interest. 

Use this plant as a specimen planted in a shrub border, as a hedge or screen, in a woodland or winter garden.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Caterpillars, Japanese beetles, leaf gall aphids, weevils, scale, leafroller,  leafminer are occasional insect pests.  Powdery mildew, occasional leaf spots, and rots are diseases to watch for.

 

 

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#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#specimen#slow growing#deciduous shrub#orange flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#hedges#deer resistant#screening#clay soils tolerant#copper flowers#winter flowers#fall color orange-red#erosion tolerant#woodlands#shrub borders
 
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#showy flowers#deciduous#full sun tolerant#fragrant flowers#specimen#slow growing#deciduous shrub#orange flowers#low maintenance#winter interest#hedges#deer resistant#screening#clay soils tolerant#copper flowers#winter flowers#fall color orange-red#erosion tolerant#woodlands#shrub borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hamamelis
    Family:
    Hamamelidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Cross
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Strappy 4 petaled copper flowers 1" across appear in axillary clusters along the stems February-March and have a sweet fragrance. The petals are narrow and have a crinkly ribbon appearance and actually are a combination of red at the base, orange through the center and yellow at the ends.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Green oval simple leaves up to 6" long turn an attractive orange-red color in the fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Garden for the Blind
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion