Scientific Name: Corylopsis pauciflora
Common Name: buttercup winter hazel
Family Name: Hamamelidaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal, Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Rugose, Ovate, Ciliate, Dentate
Flowers: Raceme, Yellow, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, May-Jun
Key ID Features:
Shrub open vase, arching, deciduous; leaves ovate, most blades 4-6cm long, sharply serrate, sunken veins, emerge bronze and then turn bright green; racemes on leafless shoots, each with 2-4 florets, fragrant, pale yellow; fruit 2-beaked capsule. Winter ID: twigs zigzag, delicate, reddish brown; flower buds stalked, ovoid, about 6mm long.