33. Hamamelis x intermedia – Diane Witch Hazel ‘Diane’
Scientific Name: Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’
Nativity: Hybridized in Belgium
Although hybridized in Belgium, the species that created this cross are both native to Asia. The ‘Diane’ hybrid is known for its red flowers that bloom during winter. It, among other witch hazels, has extremely high tannin content. Because of this, they are often used in the process to make witch hazel, an astringent often used in cosmetic products. Native Americans, however, have traditionally used it as a coagulant to thicken blood.
DBH: 1.4 inches