Why now?

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by wcutler, Jan 14, 2011.

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I could never get any of the ones I post, but they're always identified right away. Here's another that I wouldn't have been able to identify, though it's not rare and I do know what it is.
     

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Hamamelis.
    Maybe H x intermedia "Diane".

    Why now? Because it is flowering right now.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Yes on Hamemelis. I can't do the cultivar.

    Yes, it's blooming now. I was told they often bloom with last year's leaves still hanging on. I thought this was supposed to be a late year, La Nina and all that, but these seem early. Earlier than my previous year photos anyway. I have to guess the blooming times for our ornamental cherries, and was basing my guesses on last year's late dates, but now I'm thinking that might be totally wrong.
     

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    I thought I detected red petals about to unfold, as in Hamamelis x int Diane.
    Got that wrong!
    Hamamelis really lift my spirits at this time of year. I especially love some that are very scented.. such as H. x intermedia Arnold Promise, which to me smells citrusy.

    Many different named cultivars are in full flower here already.
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Ah, so I did stump you a little!

    Thanks for mentioning the scent. Something was very fragrant, but there was Sarcococca just the other side of it, and I assumed it was that.
     

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