Yes, forsythia has a rather short bloom season and the shrub, while lovely in a branching sort of way, pretty much fades into the background most of the year. But, when it’s on, it’s ON. Masses of bright to golden yellow flowers clad the stems before they leaf out later in spring, making this the ideal late winter pick-me-up we all need during the February doldrums. We promise, when they bloom, it’s an Instagram moment in the making.
(Enjoy them inside too! It’s super simple to force branches of budding forsythia into brilliant blooms. Here’s how!)