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Forsythia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Forsythia

 

Forsythia

Forsythis are hardy, deciduous shrubs, easily grown and ideal for informal hedging or for training up a wall. The yellow flowers generally appear before the leaves providing a blaze of gold in early spring. They will grow in most soils in full sun or partial shade.

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plant Features
  • Forsythia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Forsythia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Forsythia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Forsythia likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Forsythia

Latin name

Forsythia

type

Deciduous Shrub

family

Oleaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Forsythia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Forsythia is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Forsythia likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Forsythia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Forsythia is 1.80meters x 2.70meters 1.80 M 2.70 M

Forsythia

Forsythis are hardy, deciduous shrubs, easily grown and ideal for informal hedging or for training up a wall. The yellow flowers generally appear before the leaves providing a blaze of gold in early spring. They will grow in most soils in full sun or partial shade.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in any garden soil, in full sun or partial shade. Provide plenty of moisture whilst the plant settles. Prune by a third on planting. Pinch back when the new shoots are 15cm long to encourage bushiness.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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