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botanical name:
Forsythia ovata
Forsythia ovata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Early Forsythia, Korean Forsythia
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Low growing bushy deciduous shrub with a very twiggy habit and ovate green leaves. Deep yellow flowers in late winter or early spring on the bare branches. Not as free flowering as some, but the earliest.

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

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

other notes:
Native to Korea.

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