Asian natives valued for sweet-scented, bell-shaped, soft yellow flowers that hang in short, chain-like clusters on bare branches in early spring. New foliage that follows is often tinged pink; it later turns bright green. Toothed, nearly round leaves somewhat resemble those of hazelnut (Corylus); fall color varies from none to poor to a good clear yellow. Rather open structure with attractive, delicate branching pattern. Given the same soil conditions as would rhododendrons. Grow in wind-sheltered location in shrub border or at edge of woodland.Corylopsis pauciflora
Native to Asia. Dainty habit to 4–6 ft. high and wide. Fragrant yellow blossom clusters are 1 3/4 in. long, each containing two or three blooms. Appears in early spring. Branches tend to be brittle; plant where it isn't likely to be roughed up.Corylopsis sinensis
A variable Asian species. The typical form is a spreading shrub to 15 ft. tall and wide, bearing crowded flower spikes to 2 in. long, but it can be trained as a small tree. Corylopsis sinensis sinensis (C. willmottiae) has velvety blue-green leaves, hairy leafstalks, and flower clusters to 3 in. long.
To 8 ft. high, 10 ft. wide. New growth is purple, maturing to bluish green; 6–12 blossoms in each 1 1/2 -in.-long flower cluster.
These perennials resemble astilbe, with slowly spreading clumps of finely divided leaves topped in sum...
Genus of about 40 species of deciduous climbers from Asia. Most are grown for their delicious fruit, b...
Grown for attractive, leathery foliage and showy flowers with prominent stamens. Best near coast, wher...