Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida'
Common name: Witch hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Pallida' is a hybrid of H. mollis and H. japonica. It has beautiful yellow fall colour and pale yellow flowers in winter. Some think the flowers smell like soap. Occasionally the dried leaves stay on as it flowers. Its form is often vase-shaped and spreading. 'Pallida' means 'pale.' It is sometimes called H. mollis 'Pallida'
Flower close-up photo by Midge Oke
Close-up photo with leaves by Hughie Jones
Fall colour photo by Roy Forster, City of Vancouver Archives