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Commonly known as Cowslip bush, Winter hazel
Attractive fragrant yellow flowers hanging from bare branches and subtle bronze hues on the foliage enhance the attraction of this underrated member of the witch hazel family.
Genus of up to 29 species of deciduous shrubs and small trees found in woodland and scrub in the eastern Himalayas, China, Taiwan and Japan.
Deciduous - shrubs and small trees. Oval pale to dark-green leaves. Flowers in pendent racemes of 6-20 bell-shaped, fragrant flowers. Flowers appear before the leaves.
Additional Features - Good to know - good for a woodland garden.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - eastern Himalayas, China, Taiwan, Japan.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Scented Plants - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
Fertile moist well-drained soil