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Corylopsis pauciflora AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green in Autumn and Summer
Green and Red in Spring

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

buttercup witch hazel

Family

Hamamelidaceae


Corylopsis are deciduous shrubs or small trees, with simple, toothed leaves and nodding racemes of small, usually fragrant, bell-shaped pale yellow flowers in early spring

C. pauciflora is a slow-growing medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves tinged red when young, and fragrant, pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers in short drooping racemes

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in acid soil in a partially shady position

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free