The leaves when they emerge are dark green in colour turning vivid shades of golden yellow in the autumn before falling.
Hamamelis intermedia 'Pallida' is a cracking plant for a winter border where its fragrance can be appreciated and in my opinion is best planted next to paths, doors or parts of the garden which will see some use through the winter.
Although hardy, Hamamelis may sometimes benefit from frost protection when young once the new leaves have emerged. Also, they do not generally grow well in wet soils and despise water logging and so should be planted in a well drained position if possible.
If planting in a winter border, they compliment other trees well, in-particular snakebark maples such as Acer tegmentosum and Acer davidii.