Sunburst is an outstanding selection of intermedia witch hazel that has very nice light bright yellow blooms. It is comparable to Harvest Moon but as an intermedia it blooms mid-winter rather than fall. The button-like blooms on Sunburst will open up and unfurl ribbons of yellow blooms that smell like mild citrus with hints of spice. For us, these blooms herald the last days of winter. We know when we see and smell them that our grey snowy landscape will soon be alight with the sounds and colors of spring.
Sunburst holds a nice vase like shape and keeps an upright form a result it tops out at 12 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide. It is a very hardy plant and has few problems with disease. Witch hazel is an under-appreciated plant in the United States, but most homes in Europe, particularly Germany, have at least one witch hazel in the garden. It grows best in well-drained soil rich in organic matter, but can tolerate some clay.
|Bloom Color:||Yellow with hints of citrus|
|Bloom Period:||Late winter to early spring|
|Fall Color:||Yellow, orange, & copper|
|Foliage Color:||Dark green|
|Genus & Species:||Hamamelis x intermedia 'Sunburst'|
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||8 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil; summer watering|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Zone:||5 to 8|
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The ordering was easy and the shipping process was just as promised. I was notified when the plants shipped so I was able to watch for them. They arrived in long narrow upright boxes, well-padded with paper, with their bases/roots well secured in the box bottom so it wouldn't have hurt them to be on their sides or even upside down as one was when it was dropped off. I unwrapped them immediately and found them in perfect condition - tall and strong with 4 healthy stems each, all with healthy growing tips. I planted them within a couple days and they seem to be settling in well. I'm excited to see them start to leaf out, but it's been chilly so none of my witch hazels have leaves yet. I'm happy to have this great source of plants.