Forsythia viridissimaForsythia viridissima

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Forsythia viridissima `Broxensis'
  • PRONUNCIATION: for-sith'i-a vir-i-dis'si-ma
  • COMMON NAME: Greenstem Forsythia
  • FAMILY: Oleaceae
  • NATIVITY: China.
  • GROWTH HABIT: stiff, upright
  • SIZE: 6 to 10' (height) by 6 - 10' (spread).
  • HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 8.
  • CULTURE: most soils, prefers full sun
  • LANDSCAPE USE:  used for floral display in April
  • FOLIAGE: ovate, serrated about 1 3/4" long max, red fall color
  • BUDS: Imbricate
  • BARK: brown
  • FLOWER:bright yellow about 1" with a slight greenish tinge, flowers in April
  • FRUIT: dehiscent, two capsuled
  • PROPAGATION: cuttings
  • PESTS: none serious
  • CULTIVARS: 'Meadowlark' 'New Hampshire Gold' 'Northern Gold' 'Northern Sun' 'Sunrise'
University of Delaware

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