fragrant winterhazel Hamamelidaceae Corylopsis glabrescens Franch. & Sav. Listen to the Latin symbol: -- Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, broadly ovate, cordate base, 2 to 5 inches long, bristly serrated, sunken veins give the leaf a wrinkled appearance, dark green to blue-green above, paler beneath.
Flower: Attractive, fragrant, pale yellow, 1/2 inch long, in hanging clusters 1 to 2 inches long, appear before the leaves in early spring.
Fruit: Small, dry, 2-valved capsule.
Twig: Slender, gray-brown, speckled in raised lenticels; buds large and stalked, flower buds broadly ovate, pointed, buds initally yellow-green and becoming reddish.
Bark: Light gray-brown, smooth, becoming scaly with age.
Form: A many branched, widely spreading, small shrub up to 15 feet in height and similar spread.

Looks like: buttercup winterhazel - Chinese winterhazel - dwarf fothergilla
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Additional Range Information:
Corylopsis glabrescens is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
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