Chinese winterhazel Hamamelidaceae Corylopsis sinensis
Leaf:Alternate, simple, ovate, cordate base, 2 to 5 inches long, bristly serrated, dark green, pale blue-green beneath.
Flower:Attractive, fragrant, pastel yellow, 1/2 inch long, in hanging clusters (2 to 3 inches long) of 8 to 12 flowers, appear before the leaves in early spring.
Fruit:Small, dry, 2-valved capsule, 1/4 inch.
Twig:Slender, gray-brown, speckled in raised lenticels; buds large, broadly ovate, pointed, yellow-green and brown, may be tinged in red.
Bark:Gray to reddish brown, smooth.
Form:A suckering, multi-stemmed shrub reaching up to 10 feet tall.