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Corylopsis pauciflora

Winter hazel

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Colourful new growth, Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (16450)

Plant details

This graceful Japanese shrub is popular for its early display of bright flowers on bare branches. All the corylopsis species are breathtaking in spring: lovely shrubs that deserve space in a lightly shaded part of the garden where their blooms will be protected from spring frosts. This species is densely branched, often wider than it is tall, and with a naturally graceful habit that can be spoilt by pruning. The flowers are primrose yellow, cowslip-scented, and open slightly earlier than other species'. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Genus: Corylopsis

Species: pauciflora

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Colourful new growth, Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Spread: 210cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Flowering period: March to March


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