Forsythia ×intermedia Zab.

A hybrid, F. suspensa × F. viridissima, growing to 3 m tall. Branches yellow-green, arching to erect and with compartmented pith except at the nodes, where it is solid. Leaves more or less lanceolate and toothed, sometimes 3-lobed on stronger shoots. Flowers 3 per leaf axil, petals deep yellow, spreading, twisted; spring.


F. suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl from China and flowering in spring is occasionally offered; it has hollow branches with solid pith at the nodes.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Oleaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Forsythia ×intermedia 'Beatrix Farrand'

Erect shrub with single flowers. Leaves blue-green with large triangular teeth. Flowers pale yellow, fruits numerous.

A tetraploid plant.

A cultivar of uncertain origin and name of uncertain application.

Forsythia ×intermedia 'Lynwood'

Semi-erect shrub. Leaves with fewer teeth than those of F. 'Spectabilis'. Flowers along the branches, petals not spreading.

A bud sport of F. 'Spectabilis' from the garden of Miss Adair, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, introduced Slieve Donard Nursery in 1935.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Oleaceae
genus        Forsythia Vahl.