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Forsythia is an easy to grow shrub that boast an abundance of golden yellow blooms in early spring. Once the blooms are finished the branches will produce rich green leaves that cover the shrub. While Forsythia is beautiful, it’s essential to give it a trim every season. Preferably after it blooms and or when it starts to lose its shape. It grows very fast and can become large when given the right growing conditions. It prefers full sun, well-draining soil and some moisture. If you receive less than 2 inches of rain a week, it’s recommended to water it weekly. Because of its vigorous growth its makes an excellent shrub for privacy or as a hedge.
|Botanical Name||Forsythia viridissima koreana|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||84-96" tall (7-8 feet)|
|Estimated Mature Spread||72-96" wide (5-6 feet)|
|Bloom Time||Early to late spring|
|Planting Depth||Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Foliage||Green Foliage with silver veins and in the winter purple branches.|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Hedge / Screen|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.
You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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