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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Oleaceae — the forsythias.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of oleaceous shrubs, bearing numerous showy yellow flowers in early spring, before the leaves.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
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- n. any of various early blooming oleaceous shrubs of the genus Forsythia; native to eastern Asia and southern Europe but widely cultivated for their branches of bright yellow bell-shaped flowers
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It used to be rare to see a cardinal in winter here in New England, but I noted one in the Forsythia back in January.
-- Forsythia (F. x intermedia) sets its flower buds the prior year for next year's early spring blooms.
Forsythia (zones 5-8 for most types) provide an excellent privacy screen from the road at my house.
Forsythia light up a cloudy early-spring day in my yard, plus they provide a privacy screen.
The downside: Forsythia can get so large and gangly that they may need pruning to keep them under control.
Forsythia is a latest bloomer of these three shrubs.
Forsythia by Sisley hang coronet drops of sun to trumpet Spring across grass almost phosphorescent
Forsythia was blooming everywhere, bright yellow and cheerful.
I'm A Feline: I was kidding, but if you are serious about the Forsythia, cut to the ground half of the thickest shoots every year immediately after inflorescence fades.
Or maybe when is the proper time to prune your Forsythia shrubs?