Hamamelis × intermedia 'Jelena'

3 litre pot - 30cm £39.99
available to order from late summer
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Hamamelis × intermedia 'Jelena' witch hazel: Flushed orange, lightly scented flowers in winter

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: January to February
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    In winter, this vase-shaped, deciduous shrub has clusters of lightly scented, coppery-orange flowers clinging to bare twigs. In autumn, the bright green leaves turn spectacular shades of yellow, orange and red. The tiered branches of this award-winning variety of witch hazel contrast well with the vertical stems of dogwood. A lovely specimen plant for a sunny and sheltered winter border or woodland edge, where its perfume can be appreciated. The flowering twigs can be cut for the vase in winter.

  • Garden care: In early spring remove any misplaced, crossing or diseased branches and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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Eventual height & spread

Eventual height and spread

Notes on Hamamelis × intermedia 'Jelena'

"The ultimate hand warmer with copper-orange spiders in dark-centred clusters- they glow in winter light all along the bare stems"

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Beautiful shaped tree delivered, & seems happy. Buds forming & hoping for lovely flowers over the winter!




Excellent Condition and Thriving


I bought this as a gift for an very experienced gardener who opens her garden to the public several times per year. She was delighted as she had been eyeing this variety for a while. It arrived in beautiful condition and is now thriving for the second year. Thank you Crocus for professional rearing, packing and delivery. A winner.






Beautiful witch hazel, my favourite variety. The shape is very vase like, the two stems on the plant we're very horizontal which I left like that through the year, but have now propped vertical to give more shape.




I would buy this again


Lovely plant, just what I was looking for. Well packaged. Growing well.

crazy dog lady



Beautiful but flowers more yellow than photo shows


This is its second winter flowering in a large patio pot. Like others have said there is a lack of fragrance but the flowers are lovely and all along the stem. However I was expecting them to be more golden in colour mine are more yellow in colour.




Beautiful in Winter


I bought this plant for the wonderful winter flowers and fragrance.... In Jan the flowers are glorious but I am not getting much fragrance.... Maybe when the plant is more mature this will occur..Although it says can tolerate partial shade I would suggest a sunny spot if you can.




2016 Christmas Gift


Given as a gift. A year in plant has almost doubled in size and covered in striking winter blossoms




No scent!


Last winter when this flowered there was no flower scent. RHS states little or no scent. Who to believe?Disappointing . But good autumn colour


North yorkshire




Looks great in a pot on my patio.




Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jalena'


Good shaped healthy trees


Armscote, Warwickshire


Hamamelis × intermedia Jelena

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my Jelena from you, is in its second winter and just started to flower. However it looks quite spindly still. Can I prune off the growing tips after flowering to encourage more side shoots?


Hello there These plants don't normally need much pruning, but you can prune as the flowers fade and before the leaves unfurl. Cut back to healthy young growth.

Hi. I am trying to develop a winter corner in my front garden, and would love to have Witch Hazel. However the space I have is limited. Is there any way to keep Witch Hazel fairly small? (around 2m high?)


Hello, Ideally these do not need much pruning, so your best option would be to plant a more compact form like 'Pallida' - please click on the following link to go straight to it.


I love witch hazels, however I live on the coast in south west Scotland- we do not have overly frosty winters however salt spray can be challenging -can you advise if they will survive


Hello, It is difficult to say for sure. These plants are pretty tough and will not mind some exposure, however they are not lovers of salt-laden wind, so if you have a sheltered spot for it or can create a windbreak, then I would be tempted to try it. If however it will be in the firing line for salt spray, then I would decide against.

Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards Terry

Terry Allum

Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.204/ Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Specimen Ceanothus or another large bushy shrub.... Good afternoon, When I was first looking for a Ceanothus to replace the one we have in our front garden, I looked on your website, but you only had small ones. Our once lovely Ceanothus has been pruned out of all recognition again this year, as I planted it a bit too near our boundary when it was a baby. I know it may come back, but it is getting ridiculous as every time it grows back it has to be cut back again severely and then ooks a mess for most of the year. Have you got a nice, tall, bushy Ceanothus to replace it? I love my Ceanothus but perhaps if you don't have a big one, do you have another large, flowering shrub as an alternative? Hope you can help Regards Margaret


Hello Margaret, it is rare to find larger sized Ceanothus as they are usually quite short-lived and don't normally live longer than 6 - 8 years. We do have a selection of larger shrubs on our site like Hamamelis, Hydrangeas, Magnolias, Acer, Cornus, Cotinus, Philadelphus, Syringa and Viburnum, so you may find something of interest. They will be listed in this section. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Hamamelis mollis-planting before we get frosts? Hi, I received a gift of a Hamamelis mollis during the third week of October from your company. I am still trying to design my new garden and would like advice on how long I can keep my Witch Hazel in the original pot. My garden is still being laid out as we have just completed extending and refurbishing our new home. Would I be right in thinking that I need to get the plant out of the existing pot before we get any frost? I am not a very experienced gardener but am desperate not to let the shrub die. Many thanks Hazel.

Hazel Shepherd

Hello Hazel, This plant is fully hardy so won't be affected by the cold weather. Ideally it should come out of its pots as soon as possible, but you can keep it in its pot until next spring as long as you make sure it is kept well watered. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Plants suitable for patio pots Hello I wanted to enquire if you have a Sarocococca hookeriana var. humilis, I looked online but it's not listed. I am askng for that particular plant, because I only have a patio and want plants that won't grow to an enormous size or require spectacular care. A rosemary and a dwarf syringa I bought from you are doing very well. Plants always arrive in very good condition which I really appreciate. A Myrtus communis subsp. 'Tarentina' which I potted up immediately in a larger pot suffered shock I think, - I wonder what you know about this myrtle? I am wanting to grow plants on a small patio in containers and wonder if the following plants are suitable:- Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis (if you have got it) or a Sarcococca hookeriana digyna (which is in your listings). Winter Jasmine, or any of the other Jasmines, Wintersweet, Witchhazel, Abelia grandiflora but would this be too large for my patio- I am thinking of winter cheer with its red berries, and Nandina Domestica. Many thanks Bernadette

Bernadette Matthews

Hello Bernadette, I'm afraid we do not sell Sacrocococca hookeriana var. humilis, but the other two we list will be fine in a large pot as long as they are kept well fed and watered. It is my experience that most plants will cope if the pot is big enough and they are well looked after, however larger plants like the Jasminum nudiflorum, Wintersweet, Witchhazel, Abelia or Nandinas will eventually run out of steam and need to be placed into the garden. You should however be able to get a good few years from them. As for the Myrtus, I have not heard that they particularly dislike being moved, but as they are not fully hardy they need protection in winter. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What plants would you suggest for a winter gift? I would like to send a present in November to someone who loves the garden - any suggestions as to what you could offer? (I previously sent one of your ornamental bay trees, which was very successful).

Jennifer Baldwin

We do have some lovely winter-flowering plants that would make nice gifts. Just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. 'Chimonanthus praecox' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=820&CategoryID= 'Camellia sasanqua Plantation Pink' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1341&CategoryID= 'Clematis cirrhosa Jingle Bells' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=2000003353&CategoryID= Hamamelis http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=hamamelis Helleborus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=helleborus Lonicera x purpusii Winter Beauty' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4111&CategoryID= 'Sarcococca confusa' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4367&CategoryID= 'Viburnum x bodnantense Charles Lamont' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4488&CategoryID=


The Hamamelis we sell in a 2 or 3lt pot will be around 40cm tall, while those in a 12lt pot will be around 1-1.25m tall.


Please can you advise on the height of the Chinese Witch Hazel when supplied?



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