• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:for-SITH-i-a in-ter-ME-di-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 11, 14 - 16, 18, 19
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Deer Resistant, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasForsythia is the first of the old-fashioned deciduous flowering shrubs to bloom in spring. Plant as a single specimen in an out-of-the-way place where it can spread and bloom into a golden mass then blend into the background for the rest of the season. Although Forsythia may be sheared or heavily pruned, doing so decreases its drama. Can be used as espalier, bank cover, hedge or screen. So rugged it may naturalize in woodland or wild gardens.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.