It is flowering plants native to eastern Asia, but one native to southeastern Europe. It is deciduous shrub and I love that isn’t high modest plant (my old friend is high about 2m). The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves. Forsythia is an easy grow plant (all types of soil, low temperature, sun and shade, propagation by stem cuttings in winter). It is a beautiful ornamental plant and it is traditional herbal medicinal plant in China (cold, allergies and flu symptoms).