Hamamelis, commonly known as Witch Hazel is a must-have plant for your late winter/spring garden. The fragrant, spider-like sulphur yellow flowers appear on the bare stems before the leaves emerge.
Witch Hazels thrive in full sun but can also cope with partial shade however they do prefer a sheltered spot protected from strong winds.
This lovely shrub is relatively slow growing and would look particularly good when underplanted with early spring bulbs such as snowdrops and crocus.
Did you know? Witch Hazel has long been used in traditional medicine to treat anything from insect bites to bruises and the freshly cut stems from the plant were also used for water divining!
Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525).