Forsythia (Size #3)Scientific Name: Forsythia
Best Planted In Zone: 5-8
Forsythia is a fast-growing deciduous shrub with an arching habit and beautiful, sunshine-yellow flowers. These flowers bring a burst of color to one's yard at the beginning of spring. After the flowers, the shrub produces small green leaves that turn purple in the fall. The shrub reaches a mature height of about 8-10 feet with a 10-12 foot spread. It is hardy in Zones 5-8. Forsythia prefers full sun but can tolerate a wide range of soils. USDA ZONES:Zone 5, Zone 7, Zone 8
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant forsythia in full sun or partial shade. The soil should be well-drained. Fertilize once a year in the spring. Forsythia does not require pruning, but you may want to if you desire a more contained look. If you do prune, prune after flowering.