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Exceptional Variegated Foliage

Citrus Swizzle Forsythia is a dwarf shrub with lively foliage.  These would be an eye-catching display as a mass planting, or plant one here-and-there for some tiny splashes of color throughout your yard.  These would also be terrific for edging along your flower garden or shrub border.

Unlike a lot of plants that are grown primarily for their flowers, your Citrus Swizzle is prized for its showy foliage.  Tiny, yellow flowers bloom in spring, but will likely go unnoticed as you enjoy the developing color of the leaves. 

Emerging as an engaging chartreuse in spring, the serrated, elliptic leaves begin with a lime green center that slowly transitions to a creamy white, and finally to white.  As autumn arrives, Citrus Swizzle’s colorful foliage slowly transforms to burgundy hues.

Citrus Swizzle Forsythia will grow up to 2 feet in height with an equal spread.  It has a multi-stemmed, mounded form. This shrub doesn’t really have any negative characteristics and even deer tend to pass it by.  It fills out right to the ground and has a naturally pleasing shape so you don’t have to fuss with it unless you want to. 

Citrus Swizzle prefers full sun, but is adaptable and will even do well in urban conditions.  Under ideal conditions, it can live up to 40 years. 

With Citrus Swizzle Forsythia you don’t have to wait for a display of flowers to draw your eye.  Plant one today and you can be assured of showy foliage to enhance your landscape spring through fall.

* Decorative, color-changing foliage
* Spring flowers
* Dwarf size
* Hardy


Citrus Swizzle Forsythia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Forsythia viridissima 'McKCitrine'
Foliage green and yellow
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple