Spike Winter Hazel
This 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 branches
Growth Rate: medium
Culture: partial shade; keep from drying out