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Corylopsis pauciflora
Common Name: Buttercup Winter Hazel Family: Hamamelidaceae (The Witch Hazel Family)

Corylopsis pauciflora
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The beautiful intricate branching of this deciduous shrub fills with primrose-yellow, bell-shaped flowers in drooping clusters in early spring. They glow heart-warmingly in the weak light. The attractive red-edged foliage emerges after flowering. Underplant with Pulmonaria, cyclamen, Ophiopogon, hellebores and Omphalodes.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeLate Winter - Early Spring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ophiopogon planiscapus "'Nigrescens'"
Cyclamen coum
Cyclamen hederifolium
Helleborus x hybridus "WJ Golden Sunrise"

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