Corylopsis glabrescens

Corylopsis glabrescens

Fragrant winter hazel

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Corylopsis glabrescens
  • Common name: Fragrant winter hazel
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 8m

Spread: 4m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Flowers

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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. 

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Aspect: East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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