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botanical name:
Forsythia suspensa 'Taff's Arnold'
Forsythia suspensa 'Taff's Arnold' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.50m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Prolific, bright yellow flowers in spring, on bare branches. Creamy yellow variegated foliage in summer, later giving good, purple tinged autumn colours.

Any moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Easy to grow and not fussy. Prune after flowering, reducing new shoots and cut back some of the old shoots to the base.

Greenwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

other notes:
Introduced iby Steven Taffler from the Arnold Arboretum.
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