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Similar but less problematic plants:
Corylopsis pauciflora Form
Corylopsis spicata is often confused with:
Corylopsis pauciflora Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Chionanthus retusus Chionanthus retusus
Buddleja alternifolia Alternate leaf butterfly bush
Ampelopsis arborea Ampelopsis arborea

Corylopsis spicata

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Description

Corylopsis spicata can be bushy and open or upright with spreading picturesque branches. It prefers light, moist, but well-drained soil.

 

Differences between Corylopsis pauciflora and Corylopsis spicata:

  •      Flowers:  C. pauciflora - 2-3 per stem; C. spicata -  many flowers in one stem
  •      Stamen:  C. pauciflora - reddish ; C. spicata - yellow


 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#purple#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#blue#spring#light shade#shrub#purple leaves#yellow flowers#spring flowers#blue leaves#dappled sunlight#bushy#blue-green#blue-green leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#blue#spring#light shade#shrub#purple leaves#yellow flowers#spring flowers#blue leaves#dappled sunlight#bushy#blue-green#blue-green leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Corylopsis
    Species:
    spicata
    Family:
    Hamamelidaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Open
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    This plant has fragrant, clear, yellow flowers in 1-2 in. drooping clusters in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The new growth is dark purple, eventually the leaves mature to deep blue-green. Leaves are alternate and nearly circular but have teethed margins and are pointed at the end. Veins are easily seen and are more obvious on the underside of the leaf since the underside has a lighter shade and has the veins coming out a bit.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    dark brown and a bit red
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No