Corylopsis pauciflora, commonly known as Buttercup Winter Hazel, is a deciduous shrub that is native to Japan and Taiwan. It can reach heights of 5-10 feet and sheds its leaves during the winter months. This plant prefers full sun or semi-shade and moderate water, with some extra water necessary in cooler climates. It can tolerate moderate foot traffic and air pollution.
The Buttercup Winter Hazel is known for its fragrant yellow and orange flowers that bloom in late winter, providing color to the garden when most vegetation is still dormant. This shrub is best grown in USDA zones 6-9. It is resistant to most common ailments and pests, making it easy to care for.
For those living in cooler regions, the Buttercup Winter Hazel can be grown in a pot with soil that retains moisture. During the winter months, the pot should be insulated with bubble wrap or a similar material to prevent damage from extreme cold.
Corylopsis pauciflora is a beautiful shrub that is hardy and easy to maintain, making it a great choice for any garden.