18 Feb 2014

Witch hazel is blooming in Central Ohio! – (Hamamelis x Intermedia) – “Jelena”

Witch hazel ‘Jelena’ (Hamamelis ‘Jelena’) will cast a spell on you during the cold months of winter. Its unique flowers emerge while it’s still very cold outside. ‘Jelena’ grows up 8 to 12 ft tall and wide, with ascending, spreading  stems and leaves that turn orange and red in autumn. A slow grower, ‘Jelena’ grows best in zones 5-8.  It’s coppery colored, fragrant flowers make this shrub a pleasant feature among the late winter landscape.