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