Corylopsis wilsonii Hemsl.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Corylopsis wilsonii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corylopsis/corylopsis-wilsonii/). Accessed 2020-09-23.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glaucous
Grey-blue often from superficial layer of wax (bloom).
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
spike
Inflorescence in which flowers sessile on the main axis.
stellate
Star-shaped.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Corylopsis wilsonii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/corylopsis/corylopsis-wilsonii/). Accessed 2020-09-23.

A shrub or small tree, the branchlets at first furnished with stellate down. Leaves ovate or obovate; 3 to 5 in. long, 114 to 3 in. wide; abruptly contracted at the apex to a long narrow point, the base heart-shaped, the margin edged with bristle-like teeth; glaucous beneath, and glabrous on both sides when mature; stalk 34 to 114 in. long. Flower-spike 2 to 3 in. long, the basal or stipular bracts roundish ovate, 34 in. long, silky-hairy on both sides; flower bracts similar except for being smaller. Petals 14 in. long, narrowly obovate, primrose-yellow. Fruits not downy.

Discovered in Central China and introduced to the Coombe Wood nursery in 1900. It differs from all other cultivated corylopsis in having the lower bracts hairy outside. In many other respects it resembles C. veitchiana.

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