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Commonly known as Cowslip bush, Winter hazel
DeciduousObovate to oblong leaves to 10cm (4in) long, dark green above and blue-green beneath.
Tall ShrubVigorous, open, upright to spreading shrub
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 knowSyn. C. sinensis var. sinensisPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originChinaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeRacemesPendent racemes to 9cm (3½in) long
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Obovate (see photos above)
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
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of CORYLOPSIS sinensis
attractive plum coloured new growth which is more pronounced in maturity