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Corylopsis pauciflora (Buttercup witch hazel)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Corylopsis pauciflora

Other names

Buttercup witch hazel

Genus

Corylopsis Corylopsis

Species

C. pauciflora - C. pauciflora is a slow-growing, medium-sized shrub with mid-green, ovate leaves tinged red when young, and fragrant, pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers in early spring.


Corylopsis pauciflora is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Dense, Open branches, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green, Flushed red in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove crossing stems when dormant in late winter and early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Corylopsis pauciflora (Buttercup witch hazel) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups

Cultivation

Grow in acid soil in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Corylopsis pauciflora

Other names

Buttercup witch hazel

Genus

Corylopsis Corylopsis

Species

C. pauciflora - C. pauciflora is a slow-growing, medium-sized shrub with mid-green, ovate leaves tinged red when young, and fragrant, pale yellow, bell-shaped flowers in early spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Dense, Open branches, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green, Flushed red in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove crossing stems when dormant in late winter and early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Corylopsis pauciflora (Buttercup witch hazel) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Planted in groups

Cultivation

Grow in acid soil in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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