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Commonly known as Cowslip bush, Winter hazel
DeciduousLeaves dark green above and glaucous beneath to 10cm (4in) long.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightOpen, spreading shrub. Flowers have red to purple anthers. Slender racemes to 15cm (6in) long.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowIntroduced into UK by Robert Fortune in 1860. Produces flowers before the leaf buds are fully open.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originJapan.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soil