- Flower nameWinter hazel
- Scientific nameCorylopsis spicata
- Alias土佐水木, Corylopsis spicata, winter hazel, 蜡瓣花
- Place of originKochi Prefecture, Japan
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonMarch, April
What is Winter hazel
Winter hazel, or tosa mizuki, (scientific name: Corylopsis spicata) is a deciduous shrub native to Japan and belongs to the family Hamamelidaceae. It blooms in spring with small, pale yellow, five-petaled flowers hanging down in spikes before the leaves emerge. Japanese name comes from the fact that the leaves resemble those of the mizuki. It is used for bonsai, park trees and garden trees. A similar tree is Hyuga mizuki (scientific name: Corylopsis pauciflora). It is taller than C. spicata (Tosa Mizuki). Tosa Mizuki (C. spicata) grows to about 4 m, while Hyuga Mizuki (C. pauciflora) grows to about 2 m.
Generic name: Winter hazel, scientific name:Corylopsis spicata, aka:Tosa Mizuki, origin: Japan, Kochi Prefecture, living type: deciduous shrubs, height: 1-4 m, length: 7-10 cm,Leaf shape: oval shaped, flower: March-April, Spike: 7-consisting of eight spikes, flower diameter: 8-9 cm, flower color: pale yellow, anther: tea color, fruiting period: September.