Common Name: forsythia
Origin/Ecology: garden origin
Habit: Irregular, vase-shaped, arching, stiffly upright, growing to 3 m tall, 4 m wide.
Leaves: Ovate to lance-shaped leaves, serrate.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Flowers deep bright yellow, blooming before leaves emerge. Small brown capsule fruits.
Bark: Brown with prominent lenticels.
Water Use, Soil: Well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to filtered shade.
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, mixed shrub border, sheared hedge, spring interest, tall background.
Limitations: Dieback, fungal leaf spot, galls, nematodes, root rot, viruses. Needs frequent pruning.