Winter Hazel (Corylopsis pauciflora)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 4 - 8 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Location: Wallington Hall, Northumberland, UKDate: 2014-03-13
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Date: 2010-03-26
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Location: Thorp Perrow arboretum, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2019-03-29
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Location: Thorp Perrow arboretum, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2019-03-29
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Location: Lexington, VADate: First week of AprilIn full bloom
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Location: Thorp Perrow arboretum, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2019-03-29
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-04-11shrub in bloom
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Location: Wallington Hall, Northumberland, UKDate: 2014-04-29
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-04-11flowers
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2014-11-20
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-09-14shrub in summer
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-09-14summer foliage
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 17, 2019 9:08 AM

I've seen a few Winter Hazels around the Philadelphia area at arboretums, estates, campuses, and at professional landscapes. This Buttercup is the main one. My biggest customer has a good specimen in her landscape on a slope above an artificial pond in mid-day full sunshine, but also some shade. It is a good-looking medium sized shrub that is neat and clean with good flowers, smooth grey bark, and form. This species is native to Japan and Taiwan.

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