Corylopsis pauciflora is a dense deciduous shrub native to the Himalayas, China and Korea.
It looks like a shrub or a small tree, usually less than two meters in size, with brown bark, bright red in the freshly grown branches.
Before the snack leaves at the end of winter, produces many yellow flowers, gathered in slightly hanging racemes that give it a very colorful and cheerful.
The leaves are similar to those of the hazel, round in shape, furrowed by deep veins, green-blue on the upper page, light green on the lower page.
It does not require large amounts of water, however it is advisable to water every 10-20 days from spring to early autumn, especially on the hottest and driest days when the plant can be subjected to thermal stress that can compromise it. Health. Provide fertilizer every 20-30 days from the beginning of spring to the beginning of autumn.If the leaves tend to turn yellow, provide occasionally fertilizer for acidophilic plants.We must then make a distinction between the specimens grown in the open ground and those planted in pots.The latter, in fact, will need more watering, always taking into account allowing the soil to dry, avoiding the stagnation of water that could damage the plant.Ground
The Corylopsis pauciflora does not have great demands regarding the soil, as long as it is well drained and rich in humus; it usually prefers a slightly acidic Ph medium. The most suitable substrates are those of chalky, sandy and clayey type, which avoid water stagnation and allow the development of roots.
During the spring it is possible to practice semi-woody cuttings, which must be rooted in a mixture of peat and sand in equal parts. The new plants must be placed at home after at least two years, to prevent the winter cold from ruining them.
Corylopsis pauciflora: Pests for diseases
This plant is very resistant, hardly suffering from the attack of pests or diseases. Aphids can occasionally ruin new shoots. If the soil in which it is planted is too alkaline the corylopsis can suffer from ferric chlorosis. If it shows signs of pests or diseases, it is possible to make spring treatments based on copper and sulfur, while in summer it could be useful to use insecticides to avoid the appearance of aphids.