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CORYLOPSIS glabrescens

Commonly known as Cowslip bush, Winter hazel

Ovate leaves, glaucescent underneath and abundant slender tassels of yellow flowers
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - leaves to 10cm (4in) long, blue-green beneath
  • Yellow
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - open, spreading shrub. Produces flowers before the leaves.
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - Korea, Japan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - pendent racemes to 4cm (1½in) long of 5-12 very small flowers
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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