Forsythia species (Forsythia)

One of the first to bloom in the spring, its bright yellow flowers march up the entire stem, calling for an end to winter. Best used in the back of a planter bed as a backdrop for more colorful summer bloomers. Can also be used as a screen, bank cover or trained on espalier. Best performance with full sun, annual fertilization and twice-a-week watering.
F. intermedia — grows 7-10 ft. tall by 6-8 ft. wide; arching branches

  • F. i. ‘Arnold Dwarf’ — 3 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; less flowers than other varieties
  • F. i. ‘Beatrix Farrand’ — 10 ft. tall by 7 ft. wide; yellow with orange flowers
  • F. i. ‘Lynwood’ — 6 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; many light yellow flowers
  • F. i. ‘Spring Glory’ — 6 ft. tall by 6 ft.wide; light yellow flowers
  • F. suspensa (Weeping Forsythia) — 8 ft. tall by 8 ft. wide; roots where stems touch damp soil
  • F. viridissima (Greenstem Forsythia) — 10 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide; deep-green foliage
  • F. v. ‘Bronxensis’ (Dwarf Forsythia) — grows 18 in. tall by 2 ft. wide; groundcover or edge of border
Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Moderate
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  18 in. - 10 ft. x 2-10 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  Yellow
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  Yes
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring