Arnold Promise Witchhazel #5

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Botanical Name: Hamamelis X Intermedia 'Arnold Promise'

Cultivar: Arnold Promise

Other Names: Witch Hazel

This large, spreading shrub brings color and fragrance to the late winter garden when most other plants are still dormant, deliciously fragrant bright yellow flowers with reddish centers appear along the bare branches, flowers into early spring

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Average, Moist, Wet

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Plant Height
15 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
15 Feet


Deer Resistant

Flowering Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodPrune After Flowering


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormSpreading


Flower PeriodWinter, Spring
Flower ColorYellow
Flower FragranceHigh

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryWitch Hazel
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Massing, Screening, Garden


Planting & Growing

Arnold Promise Witchhazel will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the foliage in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Landscape Attributes

Arnold Promise Witchhazel is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:


Arnold Promise Witchhazel is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Arnold Promise Witchhazel is bathed in stunning fragrant yellow strap-like flowers with red calyces along the branches from late winter to early spring before the leaves. It has green deciduous foliage. The serrated round leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall.