spicata, spike winterhazel, 1863 (KN:38; TH1875).
Radtke, M.G., Pigg, K.B., and Wehr, W.C., 2005, Fossil Corylopsis
and Fothergilla leaves (Hamamelidaceae) from the lower Eocene flora of Republic, Washington, U.S.A., and their evolutionary and biogeographic significance: International Journal of Plant Sciences, v.
Plants of note this month include the pink dog's tooth violets; Erythronium dens cans, the skunk cabbage; Lysichiton americanus, and a shrub related to the witch hazel called Corylopsis
pauciflora, which has delicate cream flowers appearing before the leaves.
($11) is infused with winter hazel, triple-milled and hand-pressed in 18th-century molds.
This Japanese shrub, left, is corylopsis
spicata, a delicate relative of the witch hazel (hamamelis).
If it's acid, you're restricted to the likes of rhododendrons, heathers, camellias and corylopsis
. There's no point having a pounds 10 dead shrub for the sake of a pounds 5 soil-testing kit.
These include viburnum x burkwoodii, corylopsis
, rhododendrons, azaleas, pieris and kalmia or calico bush (these last five shrubs only do well in acid or lime-free soil).
Then there's Corylopsis. When I first found it in the National Trust garden at Threave, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
So Corylopsis Pauciflora is now one of my favourite plants.
If your soil is acid, you will have to rely on shrubs such as camellias, rhododendrons, heathers, enkianthus and corylopsis
Others that respond well are: Actinidia, Akebia, Carpenteria, Chaenomeles, Chimonanthus, Corylopsis
, Fothergilla, Kalmia, Lonicera, Magnolia, Osmanthus, Skimmia, Strachyurus, Syringa and Vitis colgnetiae.
This is also the case in other families of Saxifragales , such as Hamamelidaceae (Corylopsis
; Morley & Chao, 1977; Endress, 1989b; Parrotia; Endress, pers.
Sterile phyllomes similar to those of Loropetalum occur in other genera of Hamamelidaceae (Rhodoleia, Corylopsis
: see Bogle, 1989; Endress, 1967; Figs.