TYPE:  Deciduous – Sun / Part Shade

BOTANICAL NAME:  Forsythia intermedia 

PRONUNCIATION:  for-SITH-ee-ah in-ter-ME-dee-ah

HEIGHT:  6’-7’

SPREAD:  5’-6’

SPACING:  3’-4’

HABIT:  Fountain like growth, bare branches covered with bright yellow bell-shaped flowers in early spring. Flowers last about 2 weeks. Native to China. ‘Linwood Gold’ and ‘Spectabilis’ are two excellent choices of the many available cultivars.

CULTURE:  Any soil, sun or shade. Better flower production in full sun. Good drainage is important. Prune after blooms fade.

USES:  Specimen, background plant, yellow spring color and cut flowers. Best to use with evergreen plants, since winter look is bare and uninteresting.

PROBLEMS: None that are too serious.

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