CORYLOPSIS spicata

Commonly known as Cowslip bush, Winter hazel

Spreading species with narrow bright yellow racemes of flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves dark green above and glaucous beneath to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open, spreading shrub. Flowers have red to purple anthers. Slender racemes to 15cm (6in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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)
  • Partial shade

CORYLOPSIS spicata

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced into UK by Robert Fortune in 1860. Produces flowers before the leaf buds are fully open.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Japan.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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