Stachyurus praecox
  • Stachyurus praecox

Stachyurus praecox

£25.00

A deciduous shrub native to Japan, Stachyurus praecox has catkin-like, drooping, racemes of pale yellow flowers in March, or earlier if the previous winter was mild.

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A deciduous shrub native to Japan, Stachyurus praecox has catkin-like, drooping, racemes of pale yellow flowers in March, or earlier if the previous winter was mild. Masses of these flowers appear on established plants, creating an eye-catching display.

The attractive, pale green leaves appear after the flowers have fallen and last until autumn, turning yellow or bronze in colour before they fall. Stachyurus praecox is a superb plant for creating interest early in the year!


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist, acidic, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Stachyurus praecox requires protection from cold winds and late spring frost once the leaves emerge.
  • Flowering Period: March.
  • Flower Colour: Pale yellow
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Stachyurus praecox grows to be a medium sized, rounded shrub.
    • Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Stachyurus praecox will grow in full sun as long as it is planted in a soil which remains moist all year round. As a general rule of thumb, it is usually a little less demanding in a position with partial shade or dappled sunlight.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Catkins, Honey Fungus Resistant, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Flowering Season - Spring (March - May)

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