Corylopsis glabrescens

Corylopsis glabrescens

Fragrant winter hazel

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Corylopsis glabrescens
  • Common name: Fragrant winter hazel
  • Family: Hamamelidaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Fragrant winter hazel, Corylopsis glabrescens, is a fantastic spreading shrub for year-round interest. In early spring it bears primrose-yellow, sweetly scented, bell-shaped hanging flowers on bare stems, before the leaves appear. Its green summer leaves turn shades of orange and red before falling in autumn. 

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Grow Corylopsis glabrescens in moist, acidic soil in semi-shade. A sheltered site is preferable, as late frosts may damage the blooms. Prune immediately after flowering.

How to grow Corylopsis glabrescens

  • Plant size

    8m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / acidic / boggy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Corylopsis glabrescens and wildlife

Corylopsis glabrescens has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Corylopsis glabrescens poisonous?

Corylopsis glabrescens has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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