Elbow Bush Details

Elbow Bush

  • Also Known As: Texas Forsythia, Spring Goldenglow
  • Botanical Name: Forestiera
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Border - Mixed, Erosion Control, Screen - Visual
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading, Upright
  • Plant Spread: 6'
  • Plant Height: 6'


Greenish yellow flowers in early spring are fragrant and appear before foliage. Smooth light gray bark. Produces dark blue/black berries in the summer.

Shrub Care Guide

Elbow Bush Photos