TYPE: Deciduous – Sun / Part Shade
BOTANICAL NAME: Forsythia intermedia
PRONUNCIATION: for-SITH-ee-ah in-ter-ME-dee-ah
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.