When the weather is grey and gloomy, the deep red of these winter flowers is a welcome change. They have a faint scent and the calyx of each flower is a purple/red creating real depth of colour - in our view the best of the Red Witch Hazels. Flowering from January to February, they are of great value to wildlife.
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane' has large, green foliage that turns fiery shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn. The distinctive vase shaped, spreading structure of this Red Witch Hazel makes it beautiful even when bare.
Expect a height and spread of 4 x 4 metres in 20 years when given a well drained, acid - neutral soil in sun or partial shade. This wonderful Witch Hazel shrub will tolerate some exposure. 'Diane' is named after his daughter by plant breeder, Robert de Belder (who also named Hamamelis Jelena after his wife).
AKA Witch hazel Diane, Red witch hazel shrub, Hamamelis intermedia Diane
Our pot grown 'Diane' Red Witch Hazel shrubs can be planted at any time of the year. Start by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your shrub establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.
Take the pot off and gently loosen the roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently, making sure not to bank the soil up around the collar. For further information, visit our help and advice section.
If you're planting Red Witch Hazel in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather but if you're planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.
Keep the area free of weeds and grass for the first few growing seasons.
Red Witch Hazel shrubs do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your witch hazel shrub, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Bush||70-100cm||10L pot*||£64.99 (ex VAT)|