© David Jones
Winterhazels are pleasing year ’round – but pure delight in late winter! Toward the end of February, the bare branches of Japanese winterhazel hang with inch-long clusters of pale yellow flowers that glow like little lanterns. As the flowers fade in early April, the pretty leaves unfurl, dark green above and blue-green beneath and as long as four inches. In autumn the leaves turn a straw yellow and dangle from the delicate thin branches.
Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9
Flower Color: yellow
Sun/Light Exposure: light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: occasional watering
Seasonal Interest: charming late winter flowers
Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: purple, white, pink
Great Color Partners: yellow, gold, dark green
- Culture Notes
- Plant winterhazels in a spot with light, open, or dappled shade with rich well-drained soil and water occasionally during dry weather. It will tolerate full sun if hot spots are avoided and it is provided with regular watering in the summer. It has a naturally graceful habit and needs little pruning.
- Geek Notes
- Native to Japan.