|C. x praecox (C. multiflorus x C. purgans) is a flowering compact grower, deciduous shrub with arching shoots and simple leaves. Flowers are pale yellow and present from February to May. Some nurserymen report that this plant is not easily transplanted, while others disagree. Highly tolerant of poor soils and great for stabilizing slopes. Best in full sun. 'Allgold' bears dark yellow flowers.