Forsythia suspensa Sieboldii
|One of the earliest winter bloomers, their dramatic yellow sprays of scentless flowers appear on arching or trailing bare branches February to April. Lush green foliage follows. The height of these vigorous-growing plants ranges from 1 to 10 feet. Use in shrub borders or containers, as screens or banks, or trained to grow against a wall or fence. Pest- and disease-resistant, they thrive in full sun or light shade, and almost any soil. Forsythia ovata (Korean Forsythia) is the most cold-resistant and earliest-blooming. Prune after flowering. Leave side branches, but remove weak or dead wood. Water during dry spells, as plants wilt in dry weather.
Grown for its arching branches that are covered with golden-yellow flowers in spring. Plant at the top of banks and walls where its long branches can cascade downward.
Attributes - Forsythia suspensa Sieboldii
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance.
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