Citrus Swizzle Forsythia
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.
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
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Forsythia viridissima 'McKCitrine'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Foliage||green and yellow|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|