Corylopsis pauciflora! (aka buttercup winterhazel)
The flowers are really more chartreuse but I still like how these came out. A great woodland shrub.
--commonly called buttercup winterhazel
--native to Japan and Taiwan, introduced in 1862
--hardy in USDA Zones 6-8
--dainty 4-6' shrub with equal or larger spread
--fragrant flower inflorescences in early spring
--interesting leaf and texture in summer
--great yellow fall color in late October
--place in full sun in high pH soil with plenty of organics
--to ensure best bloom large fragile buds must be protected from wind and late winter storms
Talk about spring, right!?!?