The profusely flowering Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis) 'Boskoop' has innumerable large, yellow, pleasantly scented flowers. Flowering mostly in January, witch hazel can flower as early as December in a mild winter. This variety has a larger leaf than other witch hazels.
|Latin name:||Hamamelis - mollis - 'Boskoop'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||December - February|
|Growing Height:||200 - 300 cm|
|Planting distance:||200 - 225 cm|
Make sure the root ball of Chinese witch hazel is well watered by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water prior to planting. Prepare a large planting hole and loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork. Put the root ball of the Hamamelis at the right depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below the ground level. Refill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The Chinese witch hazel grows well in well-drained soil, rich in humus. Improve poor garden soil with compost. An ideal spot for this shrub is in full sun or partial shade.
Hamamelis 'Boskoop' is a strong shrub that requires little maintenance. Water well during dry periods, especially in its first year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. You can cut back long or crossing branches after flowering. In the winter a mulch layer of compost and granulated cow manure is appreciated by the Hamamelis.