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Witch Hazel ‘Arnold Promise’ | Plant Profile

Witch Hazel ‘Arnold Promise’ (Hamamelis x intermedia) are relatively large sparsely branched shrubs with fragrant flowers. These shrubs are naturally vase shaped with bright yellow flowers. The highly aromatic flowers bloom from late winter to early spring. The green leaves of spring and summer turn to yellow or orange in the fall.

‘Arnold Promise’ prefer medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Most flowers are likely to appear in full sun. They are tolerant of clay soils as long as they have good drainage.

‘Arnold Promise’ bring beautiful winter interest as a unique shrubs that flowers in winter. They can be used as hedges or screens or naturalize in woodland areas.



Witch Hazel 'Arnold Promise' Characteristics

Witch Hazel 'Arnold Promise' are tall shrubs with spindly yellow flowers that bloom from winter to early spring. The flowers are highly fragrant, giving off a sweet aroma. As the flowers stop blooming, broad green foliage covers the shrub. With fall, the foliage also turns yellow bringing beautiful multiseason interest.

These are low maintenance shrubs that are easy to care for if given the right conditions. Soils should never dry out but should be well drained. It is important to remove basal shoots which propagate the shrubs as these are grafted plants. Pruning is optional, but helps to control the shape and size of the plant.

Caterpillars and Japanese beetles find the foliage attractive, but these plants are quite resistant to deer. Powdery mildew, and leaf spots may occur. Root rot is likely if soils are not well drained.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 8
12.00 - 15.00'
12.00 - 15.00'
Bloom Time
February - March
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?