Hamamelis mollis Oliv.

Chinese Witch Hazel

Large shrub or small tree. Leaves more or less round, shortly pointed, dull green above, hairy and soft to the touch below; yellow in autumn. Leaf stalk 0.5-1 cm long, thick, inconspicuous. Flowers with golden yellow petals. Sepals purple-red at the base; mostly autumn.


Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Hamamelidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map

Hamamelis mollis 'Brevipetala'

Leaves waxy blue below and persisting longer than those of the type. Flowers early, small, in dense clusters. Petals orange-yellow. Raised by Chenault, France, 1938. Specimens?vic: Dandenongs ('Pirianda', tree 3 m tall 1984).

Hamamelis mollis 'Pallida'

Branches upright. Leaves yellow in autumn. Flowers prolific, petals to 2 cm long, bright yellow. Sepals deep red. Originally raised at Wisley Gardens, England and selected in 1946.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Hamamelidaceae
genus        Hamamelis L.