These pots are only available for Hopkinton pickup--they're too difficult to ship safely.

Witch-hazel (​Hamamelis species & named cultivars)

Hybrid witch-hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia) is the earliest of any winter-hardy woody shrub to bloom here in Hopkinton. Many of the cultivars are fragrant, and all are generally trouble-free in the garden. Winter's freezing temperatures keep each flower tightly-held in knobby dormant buds. Once their obligatory period of winter dormancy has been satisfied, usually around mid-February in Hopkinton, the flowers begin to appear. Warmed by sun and above-freezing temperatures, each spidery 3/4"-wide flower petal unfurls from the base, just like a New-Year's-Eve party noisemaker, only to re-furl again each time the temperature drops below freezing. This furl-unfurl sequence continues repeatedly for as much as 6 to 8 weeks, as temperatures fluctuate between freeze and thaw. I know of no other hardy woody plant that offers such a long bloom period in the spring..


The plants currently available are shown in the list below. Call me or email and we can discuss the best way for you to get some for your garden: 508-962-1857, waynem@westonnurseries.com.


Hort-Sense Hamamelis for Sale, Fall 2021
as of 10/5/2021

Wayne Mezitt 508-962-1857 
        

Yellow Flowers:
1 x intermedia Candlelight Vigil, #7 pot, 36",  $99, yellow (fragrant = "F"), Feb-Mar
5 virginiana Ice Queen (own root) #5 30-36"  $79 yellow (F) Nov-Dec
5 vernalis Squib (own root) #3 24"  $59 small cadmium-yellow (F) Feb-Mar
1 x intermedia Sweet Sunshine #2 30"  $59 golden-yellow, red base (F) Feb-Mar
2 virginiana seedling #5 24-30"  $59 yellow (F) Nov-Dec
2 x intermedia Wiero #3 24"  $59 thin petals, green-yel. Feb-Mar
2 x intermedia Zitronenjetta #3 24"  $59 lemon yellow Feb-Mar


Orange-Yellow Flowers          
1 x intermedia Aurora #7 36"  $99 copper-yellow, red ctrs (F) Feb-Mar
3 hybrid Beholden (own root) #3 24"  $59 1/2" orange-red (F) Nov-Dec
2 mollis Brevepetala (own root) #7 48"  $99 golden-yellow (F) Feb-Mar
5 vernalis Golden Eclipse (own root) #5 30-36"  $99 small yellow-orange (F) Feb-Mar
3 vernalis Quasimodo (dwarf) #2 18"  $79 tiny orange (F) Feb-Mar
1 hybrid Rochester #7 24-30"  $     99 early coppery-orange (F) Feb-Mar
2 x intermedia Strawberries & Cream #7 48"  $99 cream w/red base (F) Feb-Mar
4 virginiana Winter Champagne (o.r.) #7 36"  $99 yellow-orange, Dec. (F) Dec-Jan

   

Reddish-to-Purple Flowers        
5 vernalis Amethyst (own root) #5 30"  $79 purple (F) Feb-Mar
1 x intermedia Athena #5 24"  $79 purple-red Feb-Mar
1 x intermedia Birgit #7 36"  $99 dark red-purple (F) Feb-Mar
1 x intermedia Chantal #7 3-4 ft.  $99 red Feb-Mar
3 hybrid Danny #7 30-36"  $99 red (int. x vernalis?) Feb-Mar
1 hybrid Havon #7 36"  $99 red-pink Feb-Mar
4 Amethyst x virginiana Holden Hap #1003 #7 36"  $99 3/16" red, un-named (F) Nov-Dec
1 vernalis Kohankie Red #7 36"+  $99 bright red-purple (F) Feb-Mar