Tag: Hamamelis

Scented pathway

The Hamamelis have been in flower since mid-December but it is only now that the scent from the flowers is becoming distinctly evident when walking past the palm…

Euryops chrysanthemoides. Photo by Tony Garn

Review of the year 2011

Following the coldest and snowiest December (2010) on record, the respite from fresh snow over the New Year period lasted until 6.00pm on the evening of January 7th….

Hamamelis japonica var. arborea. photo by Tony Garn

’melis on the move

Preparing the site for the new alpine house involves taking stock of the existing plant collection and then embarking on ground clearance. Within the Hamamelis Border some plants…

Sycopsis sinensis. Photo by Tony Garn

A lesser known member of Hamamelidaceae

Sycopsis sinensis is an evergreen shrub in the family Hamamelidaceae. A native to central and western China where it grows as understory in evergreen forests on hillsides at…

Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora'

Two twiggy shrubs

The deciduous woody shrub Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana is a member of the Hamamelidaceae family and hails from the Himalayas. Plants are found growing in the north-west frontier province of…

Hamamelis mollis with Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida' in foreground

A Wintry Welcome

The thin, ribbon-like petals and delicate scent of the Chinese witch hazel, Hamamelis mollis, welcomes you on entry to the Garden via the East Gate. This deciduous shrub…

Highlights: 10.10.07

The autumn colours on the deciduous tree canopy are now reaching their best. The yellows of the Betula and Hamamelis collections, reds of the Sorbus and Euonymus species…