Winter Hazel
Other Names
Spike Winter Hazel, Buttercup Winter Hazel, Winterhazel, Cowslip Bush, Fragrant Winter Hazel.
China, Japan, Taiwan.
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 5 - 9.
Late Winter, Spring.
Up to 15 ft. (4.5 m).
Well drained, rich, acidic soils. Sun or partial shade. Does not like drought or lime. Prune to shape in early Fall.
By seeds (sow seeds in Fall), by layering (ground one in Fall, air layering in Spring), or by tip cuttings (take these in Summer).
Fragrant blooms. Both Corylopsis pauciflora, and
Corylopsis spicata, make good bonsai material.
Winter Hazel makes perfect woodland plant. Try inter planting it with shorter woodland plants such as Bluebells, Heathers, Hostas, Azaleas, Blueberries, Snowdrops, etc., for interest and prolonged blooming season.
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