The forsythia shrub that sprouts handsome brilliant yellow flowers, is a genus of the olive family, and is among the earliest harbingers of spring. It grows as high as nine feet, and has spreading arched branches. It is sometimes called the golden bell because its yellow flowers are shaped like tiny, golden bells, which grow in clusters and bloom before the leaves appear. The forsythia is easily grown in almost any garden soil. William Forsyth (1737-1804), superintendent of the Royal Gardens at Kensington in London during the reign of George III, introduced many beautiful ornamental plants that had never before grown in England. Among the most popular was a plant named in his honor—the forsythia. The plant was native to China but was domesticated in Great Britain at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Gardeners have welcomed this plant because it is easy to propagate, needs little attention, and thrives in partial shade.

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  • forsythia — [ fɔrsisja ] n. m. • forsythie 1823; lat. bot.; de Forsyth, horticulteur angl. ♦ Arbrisseau (oléacées) à fleurs jaunes décoratives très précoces. ● forsythia nom masculin (de G. Forsyth, nom propre) Arbrisseau (oléacée) rustique à rameaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • forsythia — [fôr sith′ē ə, fərsith′ē ə; fôr′sī′thē ə] n. [ModL, after W. Forsyth (1737 1804), Eng botanist] any of a genus (Forsythia) of shrubs of the olive family, having yellow, bell shaped flowers that bloom in early spring …   English World dictionary

  • Forsythia — For*syth i*a, a. [NL. Named after William Forsyth, who brought in from China.] (Bot.) A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forsythĭa — Forsythĭa, 1) F. Vahl, Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Oleaceae Fraxineae; Art: F. suspensa in Japan u. China; 2) F. Walt., Decumaria L., aus der Familie der Philadelpheae …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • forsythia — 1814, coined 1805 in Mod.L. as a genus name in honor of William Forsyth (1737 1804), Scottish horticulturalist who brought the shrub from China. The family name is from Gaelic Fearsithe man of peace …   Etymology dictionary

  • forsythia — ► NOUN ▪ an ornamental shrub whose bright yellow flowers appear in early spring before its leaves. ORIGIN named after the Scottish botanist William Forsyth (1737 1804) …   English terms dictionary

  • Forsythia — Taxobox name = Forsythia image width = 240px image caption = Forsythia x intermedia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Oleaceae genus = Forsythia genus authority = Vahl subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Forsythia — Forsythia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Forsythia — Forsythien Hängende Forsythie (Forsythia suspensa) Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliphyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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