Arnold Promise Witchhazel
Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold Promise'
'Jelena' is an upright cultived variety with ascending branches and a spreading habit. It is noted for its winter-blooming, sweetly fragrant, copper flowers (to 1" long), each having four narrow, ribbon-like, crinkly petals. Upon close inspection, however, the flower petals are actually multi-colored, having reddish bases, orange centers and yellow tips. Axillary clusters of these flowers bloom along the stems in February to March. Broad-oval, green leaves (to 6" long). Orange-red fall color is usually quite attractive. Synonymous with and formerly called H. x intermedia 'Copper Beauty'.
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. Promptly remove root suckers to prevent colonial spread.
Shrub borders, woodland gardens. Screen or tall hedge. Good specimen due to late winter flowers, attractive summer foliage and fall color.
15' at maturity
12' at maturity
Vase-shaped canopy on small tree
Yellow, fragrant, and opening in late winter
Medium green to rich orange and red
Prune in spring after flowering to control shape and size.