Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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
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
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 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: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.