Chinese witch hazel

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    Chinese witch hazel @ East Gardens of th Imperial Palace
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    Chinese witch hazel @ East Gardens of th Imperial Palace
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    Chinese witch hazel @ East Gardens of th Imperial Palace
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    Chinese witch hazel @ East Gardens of th Imperial Palace
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    Chinese witch hazel @ Tokyo medical botanical garden
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    Chinese witch hazel @ Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Plant Garden
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    Chinese witch hazel @ Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Plant Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Chinese witch hazel
Formal Name
Hamamelis mollis
Hamamelis, Hamamelis mollis, Hamamelis, Witch Hazel, Chinese witch hazel
Deciduous small trees


Chinese witch hazel (Scientific name: Hamamelis mollis) is native to China, and it is a cold-resistant deciduous broad leaved shrub and small tree of the family Hamamelidaceae. Early spring, leaving a large brown dead leaf of the previous year, before it leaves the new leaves have strong fragrance, string-like flowers blooming with golden color makes bloom. "Mansaku (Scientific name: Hamamelis japonica)" in Japan blooms quickly in spring, and Chinese witch hazel makes bloom about a month before that.

Flowers in the genus hamamelis in the vivid flower petal is long and Red at the base of the flower. Leaves are soft hairs on the top of the larger Witch Hazel leaves, obovate leaves and petioles and have grayish-white downy on the underside. The ornamental garden tree. Flower name comes from the Witch Hazel blooming flowers, Cup, the image of a "bumper harvest" and the spring prior to the other which comes from 'first bloom' species it came from China so was named. White Witch Hazel and the petals are loropetalum (Tokiwa met production, scientific name:Loropetalum chinense, aka: 10,000 white Edition Witch Hazel), red petals " benivanatokiwamamsaku , scientific name:Loropetalum chinese var. rubra, also known as: red flower Edition witch ", etc. of varieties there are.

General name: Chinese witch hazel, scientific name:hymymelis mollis , aka: Witch Hazel, Sinamansaku, origin: China, living type: hardy deciduous broad-leaved shrubs and small trees, tree height: 3-9 m, leaves: alternate, leaf shape: ovoid (root is heart), leaf condition: soft hair Leaf length: 8 to 15 cm, Petiole: 0.5 to 1 cm, side vein: 5 to 6 pairs, leaf length: 5 to 6 pairs, Flower color: golden (petal), red (base), flower shape: linear, petal length: 1.5 to 2.0 cm, flowering period: January to March, fruit type: fruit, number of seeds: 2.

Detailed information

H. mollis
Flower language
The return of happiness (Jan 31)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Flowering place
Botanic garden
300 ~ 900 [cm]
1.5 ~ 2

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