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  Forsythia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forsythia is both the common name and botanical name of a plant genus belonging to the Oleaceae (Olive family).
Forsythias are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Brown-tail and The Gothic.
Forsythia suspensa is a large to very large shrub, can be grown as a weeping shrub on banks, and has paler flowers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forsythia   (313 words)

Forsythia bares the name of the Englishman William Forsyth, who in the later part of the 1700s built the first English rock garden using lava rock brought from Iceland and stone blocks from the Tower of London.
Forsythias benefit from a light annual feeding of an all-purpose (10-10-10) garden type fertilizer, applied in mid-February through mid-May. New plants can be started from softwood cuttings, taken from new growth in late spring or early summer.
Forsythia flowers form on the previous season's growth, not on new growth, so pruning should be done immediately after the flowers have faded.
users.bestweb.net /~habitat/Forsythia.htm   (1184 words)

 Forsythia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forsythia is a fast growing, early bright yellow spring flowering deciduous shrub with upright and arching branches.
During the fall the leaves are green or yellow-green and sometimes have a tinge of purple and occasionally may turn a deep burgundy.
Forsythia may be used for shrub borders, group plantings or bank plantings.
www.natorp.com /Forsythia.htm   (128 words)

 Lonicera and Forsythia
Among his formulas with forsythia are Gardenia and Vitex Combination (Xigan Mingmu Tang) for inflammation of the eyes; Schizonepeta and Forsythia Combination (Jingjie Lianqiao Tang) for suppurative diseases of the nose, ears, and throat; and Gardenia and Mentha Combination (Qingliang Yin) for lung and throat infections and skin eruptions.
Lonicera and forsythia are combined together with surface-relieving herbs to treat the wei stage; lonicera has a small fragrant component that supports the surface relieving action of other herbs (e.g., mentha) and both herbs usually contribute the main part of the heat-clearing function in the surface relieving formulas.
Forsythia is said to alleviate heat in the heart and is considered valuable in treating the ying phase of a febrile disease.
www.itmonline.org /arts/lonicera.htm   (3762 words)

 Forsythia Bush
Forsythia bushes are one of the earliest spring flowering plants.
The blooms of the forsythia bush are a spectacular yellow or pink, depending on the cultivar, and resemble little bells.
The forsythia bush is deciduous and they drop their leaves in the fall and are effective screens mainly during the growing season.
www.aboutforsythia.com /forsythia_bush.shtml   (223 words)

 Guide to the Care and Cultivation of Golden Bells, Forsythia Plants
One of the earliest signs that spring has arrived, is when the Forsythia bursts into a profusion of yellow blossoms spreading from the ground to the tip of each graceful, cascading branch.
The Forsythia is a fast growing (1-2 feet per year) deciduous shrub, which is hardy in USDA zones 4-9.
Forsythias thrive in full sun or light shade, will grow in almost any soil, and are quite tolerant of the poor growing conditions, and pollutants found in cities.
www.thegardenhelper.com /forsythia.html   (653 words)

Border forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia), or golden bell, ushers in spring with its vivid golden yellow flowers and is one of the most recognized shrubs in the South.
Forsythias do not belong in areas where they must be kept in bounds, such as in foundation plantings.
Forsythia competes successfully with the demanding roots of other shrubs and trees and transplants easily.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1064.htm   (635 words)

 Paghat's Garden: Forsythia intermedia
The bulk of the bush is about ten feet by ten feet, but a few far-reaching longer limbs sweep from the house to the fenceline, so that I have to lift up or duck under three or four limbs when I walk that direction.
Forsythia bears the name of the Englishman William Forsyth, who in the later part of the 1700s built the first English rock garden using lava rock brought from Iceland & stone blocks from the Tower of London.
Some have said Forsythia isn't that interesting outside of bright blooming early spring, but they must've been looking at stumpy pruned ones without the arching finely leafed branches.
www.paghat.com /forsythia.html   (1206 words)

 Forsythia information page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Profuse flowers 2-5cm (1-2 in) are bright golden yellow, bell shaped with 4 narrow petals appearing in March and April in groups of 1-3 at each node along the branch, oval pointed leaves 5-10cm long (2-4 in) with serrated edges appearing later once the flowers have opened.
First introduced into Europe in the early 1800's, there are seven species of Forsythia and 5 wild variants, and currently 41 cultivars are listed, all of which are deciduous shrubs with yellow flowers appearing in the spring.
Seeds of the Forsythia have been used for medicinal purposes having anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and other properties, however FBCP do not advise or recommend that any part of Forsythia is eaten.
www.brickfieldspark.org /data/forsythia.htm   (246 words)

 Floridata: Forsythia spp.
Forsythia blooms against an unusually clear blue early April sky at the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Most of the forsythias commonly available in garden centers are cultivars of border forsythia, and these are grown in the same way as the parent, weeping forsythia.
Forsythia suspensa, the weeping forsythia is native to China.
www.floridata.com /ref/f/fors_sus.cfm   (620 words)

Forsythia is one of the earliest shrubs to flower in the spring.
Forsythia puts on a fantastic display of bright yellow flowers before the leaves come out.
The Meadowlark Forsythia in the picture is flower bud hardy to -35 degrees.
www.porkyfarm.com /forsythia.html   (49 words)

 forsythia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
), common name for any member of the small genus Forsythia of the family Oleaceae (olive family), European and Asian shrubs with abundant bell-shaped yellow flowers that appear before the leaves.
Forsythia branches are often cut in early spring and forced into bloom indoors.
Forsythia are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Scrophulariales, family Oleaceae.
www.bartleby.com /65/fo/forsythi.html   (134 words)

 Ed's Favorites - Forsythia
The late winter bare branches of the forsythia are covered with golden yellow flowers from February to April.
Since forsythia is a deciduous shrub they are best planted or transplanted during the winter dormant season when the plants are not in growth.
Forsythia plants benefit from a light feeding of a Rose or All-purpose garden type fertilizer.
www.humeseeds.com /efforsth.htm   (832 words)

 U of A Cooperative Extension Service - Ask Janet Carson Archives - Shrubs - Forsythia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forsythia blooms on one year old wood, so encouraging plenty of one year old growth, should give you ample blooms each spring.
Forsythia plants are deciduous and should have lost their leaves now.
Forsythia blooms on one year old wood, and sets flower buds in the late summer to early fall for the following springs blooms.
www.arhomeandgarden.org /Ask_Janet_Carson/shrubs/forsythia.htm   (942 words)

 Questions On Forsythia
Since the forsythia is being established this early, I see no need for providing cover.
Forsythias are woody plants that produce yellow flowers in the early spring.
First thing, you probably don't have to worry about killing a forsythia that is as established as yours is. Years ago, I tried killing one by severe pruning and failed.
www.ext.nodak.edu /extnews/hortiscope/shrub/frsythia.htm   (841 words)

 Invasives Plant Pests Literature Collection: Forsythia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forsythia internodes were the more responsive, and developed roots after distal or proximal application of 3 muM IBA, whereas Syringa required the distal application of 30 muM IBA.
Abstract: The study of the anthocyanidin synthase (ANS) gene, one of the late structural genes in the anthocyanin pathway, was undertaken in Forsythia X intermedia cv.
Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate physiological characteristics of a new yellow variegated cultivar of Korean Forsythia, and evaluate differences in banding patterns in the leaf color between new yellow variegated cultivar, Forsythia koreana, and F. intermedia 'Gold Leaf.
sain.nbii.gov /invasives/common30.shtml   (2045 words)

 Forsythia Festival, Forsyth Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forsythia shrubs consist of seven varieties of ornamental shrubs, (genus: Forsythia), whose roots lie in the olive family, strangely enough.
Forsythia are native to East Europe and East Asia.
The narrow leaves of forsythia often have three parts; while, the beautifule star-shaped flowers we see in and around Forsyth each spring, have four parts.
www.forsythiafestival.com /index.php?page=about   (169 words)

 The Gardener's Network : How to Grow and Care for Forsythia Bush
Forsythia are an extremely fast growing bush, up to one to two feet per year.
Forsythia are among the earliest of spring bloomers.
Forsythia are great used as hedgerows, or planted singly.
www.gardenersnet.com /tree/forsythia.htm   (404 words)

 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: FORSYTHIA NEEDS FULL SUN, CORRECT PRUNING TO BLOOM@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We live in a valley, but have friends just a few miles away, and their forsythia is beautiful.
A: Lack of sun, cold weather injury and improper pruning and fertilizing are the most common reasons why older forsythia fail to bloom.
Forsythia flowers best in full sun but will tolerate...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:6599473&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (212 words)

 About Forsythia
Forsythia is named in honor of William Forysth, director of the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1770, maker of the first rock garden in the UK and one of the founders of the Royal Horticultural Society.
The forsythia plant is native to China and was discovered there by Robert Fortune, a great eighteenth century plant-hunter.
Forsythia is well known as a garden plant, but is also available as a cut flowering foliage.
www.aboutforsythia.com   (223 words)

 Forsythia Varieties for Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The bright yellow flowers of forsythia are a spectacular sight in the spring.
Another hardy forsythia is 'Meadowlark.' Jointly introduced by North Dakota State and South Dakota State Universities, in collaboration with the Arnold Arboretum, 'Meadowlark' has consistently bloomed in both states.
Another hardy forsythia variety is 'Northern Gold.' A Canadian introduction, 'Northern Gold' is an upright shrub that grows 6 to 8 feet tall.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/2002/4-12-2002/forsythia.html   (343 words)

 Forsythia x intermedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forsythia x intermedia cultivars that are commonly grown today, which differ only slightly in terms of their growth habit, mature height and width, floral density, petal openness, bright shade of yellow, and relatively poor floral bud hardiness, include 'Karl Sax', 'Lynwood Gold', Spectabilis', and 'Spring Glory'
Forsythia is one of the first shrubs to flower, in late Winter and early Spring.
Forsythia x intermedia is a vigorously growing shrub with showy, bright yellow, early Spring flowers emerging before the foliage, often used as a Spring accent or as an informal barrier hedge.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu:16080 /pocketgardener/source/description/fo_media.html   (871 words)

This outstanding selection of Forsythia x intermedia has bold variegated foliage.
The leaves have a clean, deep yellow center that is edged in dark green along the margin with outstanding performance in the garden.
‘Fiesta’ remains smaller than most selections of Forsythia x intermedia, remaining in the 5-6 foot range which allows it to be used in even the smallest of gardens.
www.monrovia.com /PlantInf.nsf/715018c0a554020088256f1600604920/cfda28e41d95b65c8825684d00713b0d!OpenDocument   (166 words)

Forsythia are large shrubs that are well known for the masses of clear yellow flowers that cover the plant and provide a spectacular display.
Forsythias are very rapid growers and can get quite overgrown if not given occasional renewal pruning.
The form tends to be upright spreading, with some shoots heading up and others arching over, leading to a somewhat unkempt appearance.
www.mnpower.com /treebook/fact31.html   (274 words)

 Forsythia - Forsythia at CarrollGardens.com
The graceful branches of the Forsythia will be covered in blossoms from the ground to the tip, creating a beautiful cascade of color.
Forsythia varieties are very diverse, growing from one foot tall to up to eight feet tall, depending on the type.
View All Forsythia to browse all of the Forsythia that we carry.
www.carrollgardens.com /Trees_Shrubs/forsythia.asp   (192 words)

 Ontario Shrubs - Forsythia: Gold From China
picture: Opening forsythia with, of course, yew, Hope Street, Stamford CT Forsythia is so much a part of the Northern suburban landscape that it’s hard to believe it’s not native.
Forsythia doesn’t show up on the major poison control sites (some actual go out on a limb and say that it’s not poisonous); it is used heavily in Chinese traditional medicine.
My guess is that this is so because forsythia’s seeds are not bird favorites, forsythia’s some what shallow rooted and therefore is not all that tolerant of drought or bad winters.
ontarioshrubs.com /main/f/forsythia/mondaygarden/SS107forsythia.html   (532 words)

 Denver Rocky Mountain News: EARLY BLOOMER FORCING FORSYTHIA TO FLOWER INDOORS@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A: The forsythia is one of the easiest flowering shrubs to force into bloom indoors.
We are actually coaxing the flowers to emerge ahead of schedule by mimicking spring conditions indoors.
Branches from the forsythia shrub can be carefully pruned...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:6041728&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (218 words)

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