Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Daily Inspiration: Winter Color

I can't let a winter go by without mentioning the beloved Witch Hazel...
This is a 'Jelena' Witch Hazel that is out in our nursery. There are several varieties of Witch Hazel, all with different color blooms, but I love this one because of the color variation. Not only do they provide some much needed color during the drab part of the year, but they also produce a brilliant fall show! They tend to like a shadier area in our climate, but if allowed a bit of dappled sun, their leaves will color up from yellow, to orange, to red, to chartreuse green. 
They can grow to be quite large, but they are fairly slow-growing so it's easy to keep them a manageable size! 

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