I've had this witch hazel four years now and it's finally getting its legs under it. Admittedly, it was tiny when I put it in. I'm always excited when it opens its yellow, strappy flowers in early March. It's kind of like the starting gun to the growing season for me.
I know that it was developed at the Harvard University Arnold Arboretum (that's the 'Arnold' in its name). But 'Promise'? Today I realized the promise is this: great fall color.