One of the most popular Witch Hazels. The large sulphur-yellow flowers are borne in densely crowded clusters in January and February and have a strong sweet fragrance. Leaves are lustrous and have cheerful yellow tints in autumn.
Heavily laden branches glowing with butter coloured fruit each autumn make this a stunning tree. The apple blossom flowers in spring add to its charm and the fruit are ideal for making crab apple jelly. (N. America)
Gentle weeping branches and the typical pink, flaking bark of the river birch make this an excellent introduction. A worthy substitute for Betula pendula ‘Youngii’ with bonus features of bark and good yellow autumn colours. (North Carolina State University, USA)
The ‘Lady of the Woods’. A graceful slender tree with variable, white peeling bark developing with age and slightly pendulous branches. Diamond-shaped green leaves turn yellow in autumn. Makes an excellent windbreak and specimen tree. Native. (Europe)