FORSYTHIAS are showy, spring-blooming shrubs that have numerous yellow flowers. Forsythias are very ornamental and conspicuous because the flowers open in the early spring in great abundance before the leaves appear. The leaves are dark green, unusually free of insect and fungus injury, and remain until late fall. Forsythia grows well throughout the United States, and is easily started by greenwood and hardwood cuttings and by seeds. The branches of the loosely hanging forms often form roots at the tips where they touch the ground. Vigorous shoots are thus developed and these may be removed from the parent plant for new plantings. Forsythias are members of the olive family, Oleaceae.
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