Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Birgit’

(Birgit Witch Hazel)


$79.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Birgit’ is a red-flowered form with upright-spreading branching. It will typically grow to 8-12’ tall and to 12-15′ wide. It is noted for its winter-blooming, purplish red flowers — perhaps the darkest red of the cultivars available today. Each flower has four, narrow, ribbon-like, curled and slightly crinkled petals. Clusters of these flowers bloom along the stems from late January to March. Flowers are mildly fragrant. Dark green leaves (to 4” long) turn yellow-orange-red in fall.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowering is in full sun. Prefers moist, acidic, organically rich soils. Consistent moisture is best (leaf scorch may occur during periods of summer drought). Shrubs have some tolerance for clay soils as long as drainage is good. Promptly remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread. It is particularly important to remove root suckers rising from below a graft union. Prune in spring after flowering to control shape and size. (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Birgit Witch Hazel

Botanical Name

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Birgit'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

8-12'

Width

12-15'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late winter to early spring

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Orange/red

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