by petal & pins
Last weekend we headed to Launceston to participate in the Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival and it was a chance to also wander around City Park and to see the Spring display inside the John Hart Conservatory (I shared the Autum display back in May)
Outside in the park the Rhododendron were particularly spectacular but in the conservatory it was the Witch Hazel that caught my eye!
I’m tempted to find a spot in my garden for it as the sprays of pink fringed flowers would be very pretty in a vase and a welcome sight in the garden at the end of winter.
In doing a little online research on Witch Hazel varieties I think I actually may have a yellow one in my garden – I also discovered there is a hybrid variety – Hamamelis vernalis called Sandra!
That is a lovely variety of witch hazel… did you happen to note the hybrid?
Now that would have been sensible but no!
After a short search, I think this what they call Chinese Witch Hazel (Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum), not a true Hamamelis. Sadly, it won’t grow here, only zone 7-10. 😦 But a beauty you could enjoy!
Thank you for that sleuthing! I’ll keep you posted if I can find one from a local nursery x