Stachyrus praecox
Stachyrus praecox
Stachyrus praecox
Stachyrus praecox
Stachyrus praecox
Stachyrus praecox

Stachyrus praecox

A unique and colourful shrub that will provide a long season of interest in your garden.
  • Rarely seen in UK gardens, a delightful flowering shrub with a cascading display of yellow flowers
  • An award-winning shrub and a particular favourite of early season garden wildlife
  • Easy to grow and guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience
  • perfect for adding winter interest to the garden when there's not a lot of colour about
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot

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Item: 510973
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Not a plant that is often offered for sale in the UK, this delightful flowering shrub erupts in a display of bell-shaped, primrose yellow flowers that drip from its bare, arching branches in winter and spring.

The drooping blooms consists of pendant sprays of dainty cup-shaped flowers and can reach up to 8cm in length, creating a cascading effect that is a sight to behold.

A particular favourite of early season pollinators, Stachyurus has been recommended by the RHS as a Plant for Pollinators and similarly, has attained the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit - so you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience, giving stunning displays for many years to come.

Perfect for adding winter interest to the garden when there's not a lot of colour about, Stachyurus is ideal in a border or when grown against a wall and is happiest in slightly acidic soil. Fully hardy to around -15C it'll also add autumn interest as the leaves colour up with pink tones before falling.

Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot ready for immediate planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 510973 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot.

Flowers February to April.

Eventual height and width: 4m x 2.5m.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Prefers acid to neutral soil, so may be better in a large container if your soil is particularly alkaline.
  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Stachyurus praecox:

  • Grow Stachyurus praecox in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained, acidic soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots. Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you're planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.


Aftercare advice for Stachyurus praecox:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -15C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.


Pruning Advice for Stachyurus:

  • Stachyurus requires no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
400 cm
250 cm
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