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Winterfell™ Chinese Fighazel

Sycopsis sinensis 'Hinsycwinf'

A versatile broadleaf shrub from the Dan Hinkley collection with lustrous, leathery green foliage and smooth gray bark on a narrow, loose, vase-shaped form. Showy clusters of yellow flower tufts with red anthers appear in early spring. Works well in the landscape as a small tree, for screening, in mass plantings, or as an informal hedge. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationsy-KOP-sis sy-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityReaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, and as wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Barberry (Berberis); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)

Provide organically rich, acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh, damaging winds. Benefits from afternoon shade in hotter regions. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season until established; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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