Forsythia x 'SMFXGP' PP #31,531
|Description||A cheerful herald to spring with densely massed, bright yellow blooms that sheathe the stems from bottom to top on this compact, rounded, deciduous shrub. Small green leaves emerge following the spring bloom. A beautiful accent to mixed borders or foundation plantings, or use en masse to create a low, informal hedge.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderately growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Black Walnut Tolerant|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Care||Prefers rich, loose, well-drained soils, but very adaptable. Best flowering in full sun. Water regularly, deeply during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed before new growth begins in early spring. Blooms on previous year's growth; prune to shape immediately after flowering.|
|Lore||Forsythia has been used in Chinese medicine for aeons where it is listed among the 50 essential herbs. It is valued chiefly for its antiseptic effect used to treat wounds and boils. Like calendula of the west, forsythia flower petals also contain powerful bacteria fighting properties which make it an important dressing.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.