Trees and shrubs

Forsythia: Gold in Spring


Forsythia amazes in spring with its magnificent golden yellow flowers.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Forsythia Intermedia
Family : Oleacées
Type: Shrub

Height: 2 to 3 m
Exposure
: Sunny and partial shade
Ground
: Ordinary, not too chalky

Foliage : Expired -Flowering: Spring

Maintenance is easy and every step helps improve the development and flowering of forsythia.

Planting forsythia

It is recommended to plant this shrub from the beginning of theautumn or to spring but avoiding at all costs periods of frost or extreme heat.

Even if it is renowned for its hardiness (it resists in France the coldest temperatures ...), rooting will be favored and therefore optimized recovery.

  • Find our advice for to plant a shrub well.

We can also cultivate the potted forsythia, on a terrace or balcony, provided that you plan to repot every 2 or 3 years.

  • When planting in pots, prefer a soil for shrubs or flowering plants.

Pruning and caring for forsythia

Easy to maintain, forsythia does not require any care when properly installed.

Watering forsythia:

It is useful to water the 1st year after planting.

Then only the potted forsythias will need to be watered.

Mulching at the foot of the forsythia can limit watering but also the growth of weeds?

Size side:

Forsythia really isn't pruning and can be pruned pretty straightforward.

One rule if you want to have a flowering the following year: prune only just after flowering.

Fold it down as much as you want, maintaining an advantageous shape.

  • Find all our advice on shrub pruning

Ill Forsythia:

Forsythia is a particularly hardy and disease resistant shrub.

Most problems with forsythia come from improper maintenance.

Check that it is not exposed to too hot sun, excessive water shortage, or too wet soil.

To know about forsythia

Also called Mimosa from Paris, forsythia is renowned for its sparkling yellow bloom from early spring.

The lifespan of its flowers is relatively short but it will be widely noticed and will brighten up your magnificent gardens in preview ...

The Forsythia is often found isolated but also in groups, in beds or in flowered hedges.

Twigs cut in winter will flower in a vase in your home.

Smart tip

Do not hesitate to mulch it to protect the roots from the cold, prevent weed growth and provide the soil with the organic matter it needs.


To read also:

  • Create a flowering hedge
  • The size of the shrubs

Photo © felinda

Video: Forsythia pruning (October 2020).