Chinese winterhazel Hamamelidaceae Corylopsis
|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.
Looks like: buttercup winterhazel
- fragrant winterhazel
- dwarf fothergilla
| Additional Range Information:
Corylopsis sinensis is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson