Winter hazel

Corylopsis spicata

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  • Flower name
    Winter hazel
  • Scientific name
    Corylopsis 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.


  • Eye
    Saxifragales
  • Family
    Hamamelidaceae
  • Genus
    Corylopsis
  • Species
    C. spicata.
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeDeciduous shrub
  • Flower colorsYellow cream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower8.0 ~ 9.0 cm

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