The Forsythia is a very fast growing flowering shrub that introduces the beginning of spring with beautiful yellow bell shaped flowers. This bush maintains an upright growing habit with gracefully arching branches that contain alternating green leaves in the summer. Fall and winter will tint the foliage to a dark purple with the return of cold weather. The Forsythia will develop to mature height of 8’- 10’ and 10’-12’ wide.
Forsythia Landscaping Ideas
The Forsythia will be a great addition to any landscape! Looking for a fast growing hedge? This is the flowering shrub you. With beautiful yellow flowers every spring and growing an average of 2’ per year, this shrub really is the best fast growing hedge or property border.
If you are planning to use as a hedge, plant the forsythia about 4’-6’ apart.
Not only does this shrub look great in a mass planting or hedge barrier, but it is also very graceful as a lone specimen.
How to care for the Forsythia
The fast growing Forsythia is an easy to grow shrub. Plant, sit back, and watch it take off before your eyes. This shrub requires watering during dry periods, but it is also very adaptable to soil conditions.
Fertilize once every year In the early spring to promote the brightest colored flowers. To prevent the Forsythia from becoming unruly, plan to prune back every year right after flowers have bloomed. It is important to prune right after flowers have bloomed because flowers form on prior year’s growth. You can cut back old growth as far back as 4 inches to the ground.
|Grows in Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||10-15 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Forsythia intermedia 'Lynwood'|
Questions and Answers
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Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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