Corylopsis spicata

The spike winterhazel shrub sited near the Conservatory entrance at the top of the winter garden entry path has put on quite a show this year. It's been a long winter and we are eager to accept the beautiful bright yellow sweet smelling pendulous blooms as a sign that spring has finally arrived. We will continue to be rewarded even when the blooms disappear; the graceful deep-veined heart shaped foliage puts on a wonderful color show throughout the summer and fall. 

Photos by Sue Dunn