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What is the yellow flowering forsythia look alike plant that blooms about the same time?

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016  |  44 Views

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Your Forsythia look alike appears to be winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, one of the only two species with opposite leaves and yellow flowers. A native of China, it survives outdoors in sheltered places as far north as Boston, Massachusetts. In mild climates it blooms throughout much of the winter; in harsher ones, it blooms in late winter, usually a little ahead of forsythias and before its leaves expand. It grows from 3 feet to, when grown against a wall or support, nearly 15 feet tall, producing  slender branches and rigid, hairless, four-angled branchlets. The approximately 200 species of Jasminum, of the olive family Oleaceae, are natives of the old world, mostly of warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical areas.

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Courtesy of the NYBG Plant Information Service


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