Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Pallida’

Pallida witch hazel

Outstanding Qualities

Witch hazels are renowned for producing flowers just when we need them most: winter. 'Pallida' produces large, sulfur-yellow flowers in mid- and late winter.'Pallida' is more horizontal than other cultivars of witch hazels. The pale yellow flowers are bright additions to the winter landscape. They are best displayed against an evergreen backdrop. You can under-plant it with hellebores, dwarf sweet box, and Cyclamen coum.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, chartreuse, blue

Great Color Partners: dark green, silver

Culture Notes

Witchhazels thrive in rich well-drained soil, but will tolerate sand and clay if drainage is adequate. Provide a location with full sun to light or open shade. Regular water during dry weather will encourage the best flowering, but well established plants can tolerate occasional watering. Minimal pruning is needed to maintain its graceful vase-like form. Beginner pruners should consult an experienced pruner or take local classes before attempting to prune.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: vase-shaped shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: occasional watering