Thursday, March 22, 2012

Forsythia in bloom

Last night on my way home, I noticed Vermont Sun Forsythia in bloom already.   It is a different sort of Forsythia- F. mandschurica, with wider cordate based leaves looking sort of like lilac leaves.  It get quite good fall color.   It tends to be a little bit sparser flowering- in severe winters some of the flower buds get wiped out but this year it's fine and it is earlier than the others.  The plant is somewhat stoloniferous and, in my opinion, it has a tendency to flop.   When it's not flopping to one side, it is ridgidly upright rather than having the widevase-shaped to rounded form of the other Forsythias

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