The easiest species to fit in the smaller garden, as it generally stays under 4 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide with heart-shaped leaves. The habit is much more dense and twiggy than the other species. The yellow flowers appear at the end of winter in pendulous spikes, avoiding some of the late frosts which can damage earlier bloomers. This plant likes moist soil and partial shade.
Corylopsis pauciflora, commonly called buttercup winter hazel, is native to western Japan and Taiwan. It is a dense, spreading, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6’ tall and features small drooping clusters (racemes to 1 1/4” long) of mildly fragrant primrose yellow flowers in early spring. Each raceme usually has 2-5 flowers, with abundant racemes per shrub. Flowers appear before the leaves unfold. Fruit is an inconspicuous two-beaked capsule, with each cell containing two small seeds. Ovate, bright green leaves (to 3” long) have distinctive sunken veining and some marginal teeth. Leaves turn variable but usually unexceptional shades of yellow to yellowish-green in fall. Buttercup is in reference to the fragrant yellow flowers. Corylopsis is closely related to and in the same family as witch hazel (Hamamelis).
Genus name comes from the Greek words korylos meaning hazel and opsis meaning like for leaf resemblance to Corylus.
Also makes an unusual bonsai.
Blooms in the late winter or early spring before Forsythia
Color of Bloom: Yellow, fragrant
Hardy Zones 5-8, Mature Height: 4-6'
Also makes an excellent bonsai
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