This year Winter Jasmine is a showstopper. I don’t think I have ever seen them more colorful. Often mistakenly called yellow bell or forsythia, these bloom earlier than forsythia and have green stems instead of brown. I have a planting at my entry that is about 20 years old and is still a bit over 4 feet tall. I only prune it to remove stray stems. This is one tough plant and very easy to grow. The only thing it does not like is wet roots but can take sun and shade of deciduous trees and still bloom. While they are found in some nurseries, they are not universally available. That is probably because it has been around forever. You can plant it anytime, and when not it bloom it sort of fades into the landscape. Even after a hard freeze most of the unopened blossoms will start blooming when the weather warms. In my opinion, growing Winter Jasmine is about as easy as it gets and the perfect winter flowering shrub.