|Arnold Promise witch hazel|
After two summers of leaf blight, the witch hazel in my front garden (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise') started pushing out electric yellow blooms this week. While more limited in number than previous years, the blossoms are just as beautiful and sweetly fragrant as any year I can remember. You have to applaud a plant that lost most of its leaves to a fungal infection in midsummer (during the height or chlorophyll production and energy storage) and still puts on a winter show.
I think I have narrowed down the leaf fungal disease to