*Showy forsythia

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*Forsythia ×intermedia
SHOWY FORSYTHIA

Oleaceae

Location: map coordinates T-14 (west of Loockerman Hall),
N 39°11'6'' W 75°32'42''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • deciduous shrub
  • etymology: Forsythia after William Forsyth (1737-1804) Swedish gardener, and superintendant of Kensington Palace Royal Gardens; intermedia = intermediate between parents of this hybrid (purportedly F. suspensa and F. viridissima)
  • leaves opposite
  • flowers yellow, in spring; one of earliest flowering shrubs
  • pith chambered between the nodes, and solid at the nodes
  • branches arch
  • very popular ornamental

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)

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