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Which witch hazel?

I'm thinking of getting another witch hazel. I already have an established one that has yellow flowers and lovely autumn colours but the fragrance is nothing special. So the new one has to have a noticeable fragrance. Any recommendations?


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,396

    I have Pallida too - lovely big flowers, and good scent.  I also love Diana - only faint scent, but red flowers and the leaves go brilliant scarlet in autumn - really specialimage

  • As scent is a rather personal thing I would be tempted to do a bit of sample sniffing, either at a good nursery with a range for sale, or at a winter garden open to the public. My father has a witch hazel that he raves over but I can hardly smell and yet some others I have tried have been sublime.

    Good luck.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,647

    I have Orange Peel which is fragrant and, as the name suggests, has orange flowers.  It has lovely autumn colour and a good shape.   Hardier for me than Diana which died.

    Have a look at this article -


    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thank you for the suggestions. I think some research outings might be on the cards!

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