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Corylopsis spicata
Corylopsis spicata

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Zones 3B, 4-7, 14-17, 31-34
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Moderate

Corylopsis spicata

Spike Winter Hazel
Hamamelidaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

CORYLOPSIS

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. Give the same soil conditions as you would rhododendrons. Grow in wind-sheltered location in a shrub border or at the edge of a woodland.

Corylopsis spicata

Grows 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.

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