Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Tree
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Leaf
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Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Tree
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Leaf
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Additional Product Shot 133
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Additional Product Shot 564

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' Tree Form
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There’s no better early season pick-me-up than an Arnold Promise Witch Hazel (or Witchhazel)by your door. When this small ornamental tree breaks out its bunches of confetti-like sunny yellow flowers in February or March, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief, because you’ll know that winter is coming to an end and the finish line’s in sight. On mild days, the flowers pour out a delicious perfume that will make you want to linger outside as you’re coming or going. And if you think Arnold Promise doesn’t have much to offer the rest of the year, think again. You’ll look forward to the fiery red and yellow fall foliage almost as much as the flowers!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Hybrid Witch Hazels originated in Boston at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in the 1920s, when a honeybee unwittingly sampled the flowers of two different species growing side-by-side.  Seven seeds from this chance pairing germinated, and one of these plants came to be known as ‘Arnold Promise’—now widely regarded as the best Witch Hazel ever developed.  Its lemon-peel yellow flowers (larger than those of many other varieties) give a welcome shot of spring, arriving while the world is still dark and gray and releasing a heavenly perfume.

The Details

Not very many trees bloom in winter... which makes this particular tree form quite unique! Yellow spidery looking flowers appear February/March depending on the season - what else blooms in February?? Typically this is grown as more of a shrub, but this particular Witch Hazel is grafted onto a standard making it a small tree form. A perfect specimen for your unique landscape! 

How to Grow

Arnold Promise likes a soil enriched with compost and appreciates shade during the hottest hours of the day (around 1pm to 3pm).  Don’t worry about protecting the blossoms from frost!  They can handle it.  The strappy flowers contract on extremely cold days and unfurl again on milder ones.  Arnold Promise is normally a shrub, but ours are grafted onto a related tree called Parrotia so that they take a tree form.  You’ll want to patrol for branches that look a bit different coming from below the graft and trim them out immediately.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Medium-Slow
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Red/Orange/Yellow
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Late Winter/Early Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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Size A Trees:

4-5' tall specimen grafted high on a standard grown as a tree form in our #8 tree container. Well branched and good branching. A great value.

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Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Tree
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Leaf
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Additional Product Shot 133
Arnold Promise Witch Hazel - Tree Form Standard Additional Product Shot 564