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Deciduous Shrubs
(Botanical Names)
See Common Names below

Berberis thunbergii
Berberis thunbergii 'A'
Buddleja x davidii
Calycanthus occidentalis
Chaenomeles cvs.
Cornus stolonifera
Cornus stolonifera 'F'
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Forsythia x intermedia
Fuchsia x hybrida
Fuchsia magellanica
Fuchsia triphylla
Hibiscus syriacus
Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangea macrophylla 'v'
Kerria japonica 'P'
Magnolia stellata
Philadelphus coronarius 'A'
Philadelphus coronarius 'V'
Philadelphus lewisii
Potentilla fruiticosa
Ribes aureum
Salvia greggii
Spiraea cantoniensis 'FP'
Spiraea japonica 'AW'
Spiraea prunifolia 'P'
Syringa pubescens 'M.K.'
Syringa vulgaris
Symphoricarpos albus
Tamarix parviflora
Viburnum opulus 'R'
Viburnum plicatum 'M'
Vitex agnus-castus
Weigela hybrids 'V'

Deciduous Shrubs
(Common Names)

Barberry, Japanese
Barberry, J. Red Leaf
Bridal Wreath
Bridal Wreath, Double
Butterfly Bush
Chaste Tree
Cinquefoil, Bush
Cotoneaster, Rock
Currant, Golden
Dogwood, Red Twig
Dogwood, Yellow Twig
Fuchsia Hybrids
Fuchsia Species
Fuchsia 'Firecracker'
Hydrangea, 'Annabelle'
Hydrangea, Bigleaf
Hydrangea, Variegated
Japanese Rose
Lilac, 'Miss Kim'
Magnolia, Star
Mock Orange, Golden
Mock Orange, Variegated
Mock Orange, Wild
Quince, Flowering
Rose of Sharon
Sage, Autumn
Spice Bush
Spirea, Anthony Waterer
Viburnum, Maresii
Weigela, Vaariegated

Genus: Forsythia Specific Epithet: x intermedia Variety: cvs.
Phonetic: for-sith-ee-a in-ter-med-ee-a Family: Oleaceae
Root Meanings: After William Forsyth/Intermediate Origin: China CA
Native: No
Common Name(s) : Forsythia
Zones: A2, A3, 2B-11, 14-16, 18, 19 Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Moderate to Regular

Type: Shrub Persistence: Deciduous
Height: 3-20 ft Spread: 4-7 ft Growth Rate: Medium
Blooms: Late Winter to Early Spring Flowers: Yellow Seasonal: --


  • Cross between F. suspensa/F. viridissima
  • Budded branches can be forced indoors
  • Tolerates most soils
  • Attractive flowers
  • Blooms survive spring storms
  • Average looking shrub when not in bloom


  • Prune by cutting to the ground 1/3 of branches that have bloomed

Landscape Use:

  • Informal hedge
  • Shrub border
  • Background
  • Espalier
  • Fall color (leaves)
  • Cut flowers
  • Erosion control
  • Woodland garden
Master List #: 6-9