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botanical name:
Corylopsis pauciflora
Corylopsis pauciflora © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Fragrant Winterhazel, Buttercup hazel
family:  Hamamelidaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Similar to the related witch hazels. Sweetly scented, drooping bell-shaped yellow flowers hang from the branches in early spring before the leaves appear. Spreading, bushy habit with slender branches and bright green leaves.

Best in fertile, moist, well drained acid or neutral soil. Prefers part shade. Will tolerate slightly alkaline soils if reasonably deep and fertile.

other notes:
From Japan and Taiwan. Introduced by Robert Fortune about 1860.
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