Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’

Botanical Name: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’

Common Name:
Arnold Promise Witchhazel

Plant Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower: Bright yellow flowers bloom along the old wood

Bloom Time: Late winter – February into March

Foliage: Green in the summer turning bright yellow in the fall

Fruit: A small capsule that is not showy

Habit: Upright vase shaped small tree to large shrub with ascending branches

Size: 20 to 30 feet tall with a slightly narrower spread

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade but blooms best in full sun

Native Habitat: None – Hybrid

Other Features: Grafted plants may have a tendency to sprout suckers from the root stock. These should be pruned out



Description: This cultivar was introduced by the Arnold Arboretum many years ago. It is an upright growing plant with bright yellow flowers which normally bloom the end of February in warm winters right through the month of March. We have one in our garden that now must be over 12 feet tall and has become a spectacular sight every spring. A bit of color that time of year is worth a hundred times that amount in June.