Hammamelis molis - Chinese Witch Hazel
Hamamelis mollis, known as Chinese witch hazel, is a reliable and colourful winter flowering shrub. It is robust and hardy, producing clusters of sweetly scented, deep yellow crinkled flowers, which turn red at the base as the flowers mature, looking as though tiny fireworks are exploding all over the branches from December to March. In autumn, the bright green foliage turns to shades of yellow, orange and red.
Hamamelis is happiest outdoors, where it will thrive in a sunny border.
Also makes excellent cut flower displays, where you can enjoy their sweetly scented fragrance indoors.