Featured Plant



Spike Winter Hazel


flowers of winter hazelThis month's featured plant, Corylopsis spicata, spike winter hazel, is a breath of spring with fragrant yellow flowers in April. The emerging leaves are a rich purple, turning to blue-green. Spike winter hazel can be found on the Connecticut College campus between Fanning and Bill Halls.

‌Size: 4-6' in height and spread

Hardiness: zone 5 - 8

Habit: small-medium shrub, with crooked, flexible brancheswinter hazel shrub

Growth Rate: medium

Culture: partial shade; keep from drying out

Contact Information:
Phone:
860-439-5020
Email arbor@conncoll.edu
Connecticut College
Arboretum
Box 5201
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320