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Sycopsis sinensis

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sy-KOP-sis sih-NEN-sis
Description

Chinese Fighazel is a broadleaf evergreen in the witch hazel family. It grows 10 to 12 feet tall and wide and has glossy green leaves. In late winter to early spring clusters of creamy white flowers appear.

It grows in moist well-drained soils in sun to partial shade. Use as an ornamental tree, for screening, in mass plantings, or as an informal hedge. 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sycopsis
    Species:
    sinensis
    Family:
    Hamamelidaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Chinaand Taiwan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Oval
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Small yellowish flowers with long red anthers in late winter to early spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lustrous dark green leaves, 2-4" long. Base cuneate or obtuse, margin entire or distally serrulate, apex acuminate
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Young branches with scales, older dark brown and smooth