Hamamelis × intermedia ‘Diane’

Diane witch hazel

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

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Outstanding Qualities

Witch hazels are renowned for producing flowers just when we need them most: winter. 'Diane' produces incredible dark copper red flowers in mid- and late winter, providing quite a show against its bare branches. In autumn, the foliage turns from medium green to bright yellow and scarlet.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vase-shaped shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

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

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

Plant Height-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 12 ft. 0 in. (3.66 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9

Flower Color: red

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

Water Requirements: occassional watering

Seasonal Interest: autumn color

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.