Name: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Arnold Promise’ aka Arnold Promise Witch hazel
Type of Plant: Large shrub or even a small, multi-stemmed tree that’s perfect for full sun to part sun, and wonderful when placed where it can be seen in February and March.
Why I Love/Hate this plant: Flowers in the winter! What’s not to love about that? Easy to grow, fragrant flowers and color in February and March.
A Word to the Wise: Place this shrub where it can grow tall and wide, so you don’t have to try and “control it.” Many Arnold Promise witch hazels are grafted onto native Hamamelis root stalks so be on the lookout for “over-achiever” stems that shoot straight up from the trunk below the graft. Cut these off as they appear.