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Forsythia X intermedia (Golden Bell)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Forsythia X intermedia Description

This hardy fast growing shrub is much loved for the profusion of garish yellow spring blossom- which is borne on last years wood. After flowering it looks rather dull - so plant at back of border. Deciduous 2.5m tall x 2m


Forsythia X intermedia - Cultivation Notes

This much planted hardy deciduous shrub will tolerate any half decent garden soil in sun or part shade, and is fully hardy just about everywhere. Ideal as an informal flowering hedge or for screening at the back of the border, prune to shape, but leave last years growth for flowers in late winter prefering instead to prune after flowering.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Forsythia X intermedia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Forsythia X intermedia:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Foresythia, Forsithia, Forsithea, Forsythea

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