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Forsythia x intermedia
The forsythia bush is a beautiful landscape shrub that grows into a hedge with naturally developing arching stems. Forsythia bushes are one of the earliest spring flowering plants. The blooms of the forsythia bush are a spectacular yellow or pink, depending on the cultivar, and sometimes resemble little bells. They are deciduous shrubs typically growing to a height of 3–9 ft and, rarely, up to18 ft., with rough grey-brown bark.
The forsythia bush grows best on a site that has full sun or light shade.
The Forsythia's flowers are impressive with the fact that they are able to produce lactose (the milk sugar). Lactose is very rarely established in other natural sources except milk. The actual fruit is a dry capsule, containing several winged seeds.