Corylopsis pauciflora
Common name: 
Buttercup Winterhazel
Pronunciation: 
kor-i-LOP-sis paw-si-FLO-al-a
Family: 
Hamamelidaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, multistemmed, spreading, 4-6(10) ft [1.2-1.8(3) m] tall with a greater width.    Leaves alternate, simple, 3-7 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, ovate to broad ovate, tip acute, base obliquely cordate (heart-shaped) to sub-cordate, margin with bristle-like teeth, glabrous (without hairs) and bright green above, silky hairs on veins below; petiole 0.8-2 cm long, slender. Flowers appear before leaves, fragrant, pale yellow, about 1 cm long, from 3-5 flowers per hanging cluster (raceme), only 2.5-5 cm long.
  • Sun or part shade, well-drained soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6     Native to Japan and Taiwan.
  • pauciflora: few flowered, the clusters.
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