Forsythia viridissima

Green Stem Forsythia

One of the earliest winter bloomers, their dramatic yellow sprays of scentless flowers appear on arching or trailing bare branches February to April. Lush green foliage follows. The height of these vigorous-growing plants ranges from 1 to 10 feet. Use in shrub borders or containers, as screens or banks, or trained to grow against a wall or fence. Pest- and disease-resistant, they thrive in full sun or light shade, and almost any soil. Forsythia ovata (Korean Forsythia) is the most cold-resistant and earliest-blooming. Prune after flowering. Leave side branches, but remove weak or dead wood. Water during dry spells, as plants wilt in dry weather.
Forsythia viridissima, Green Stem Forsythia
The only Forsythia with autumn color, the bright green, serrated leaves on this flat-topped shrub turn bronze in fall. Bright yellow flowers with a slight greenish tinge bloom in early spring.

Attributes - Forsythia viridissima

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Forsythia 'Karl Sax', Forsythia intermedia, Forsythia intermedia 'Beatrice Farrand', Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold', Forsythia suspensa, Forsythia suspensa Sieboldii, Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis'
 
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