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PlantFiles: Greenstem Forsythia, Korean Forsythia
Forsythia viridissima 'Citrus Swizzle'

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Forsythia (for-SITH-ee-a) (Info)
Species: viridissima (vir-id-ISS-ih-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: Citrus Swizzle
Additional cultivar information: (aka Citrus Swizzle, McCitrus)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Ocean66 On Sep 9, 2011, Ocean66 from Welland
Canada wrote:

I think I have forsythia citrus swizzle....and it is in full bloom right now. Leafs are now more brown/redish color and shurb didn't bloom in spring.

Positive alzone7 On May 6, 2010, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

I love this plant! Beautiful foliage and blooms. Hardy and layers easily. Graceful arching branches. What's not to love?


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama
Charleston, West Virginia
Waterloo, Wisconsin

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