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Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Oleaceae
            Genus: Forsythia
                        Specie: viridissima

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves turn claret red in autumn; butter yellow flowers in early spring

Uses: Shrub borders Specimen plant Winter silhouette Autumn color

Zones: 5?9

Description: Also from China, this shrub reaches a height of around 10 ft (3 m), with many cane-like branches arising from the base to form a hemispherical bush about 10 ft (3 m) wide. The leaves are long and narrow, smooth dark green and slightly shiny, turning clare

Growth Habit: Spreading habit with arching branches

Comments: Cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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