Looking to add a great pop of golden sunshine to your landscaping? Then look no further than the gorgeous forsythia bush. Forsythia x intermedia are fast growing, early blooming shrubs that offer beautiful golden-yellow blooms in the spring followed by dark green foliage in the summer and lighter yellow-green fall foliage. They are drought tolerant, disease and deer resistant option for your garden and landscaping. They thrive in growing zones 5-8 and will grow in most soil types. Their preference for sun exposure is a partial shade to full sun. Whether your landscaping goals are more natural, whimsical or more uniform; these bushes will meet your needs.
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Left on their own, they will grow into large, weeping bushes. Their annual growth is approximately 24 inches until reaching their final height of 10 feet. At full size, they are 10-12 feet in width. For those looking for a more uniform appearance, they are trained and shaped without difficulty. Plant your bushes on their own for a flash of color or in groups to create hedges and barriers in your landscaping. When looking to add additional color to your garden or landscape, consider planting them with other shrubs, trees, and flowers that offer lots of color contrast. When creating a barrier or hedge, it is best to plant them 4-6 feet apart.
The Forsythia is the loudest announcer that Spring has arrived. With blooms as bright yellow as they can be this shrub is a must in every yard. Very easy to grow and can even be multiplied by cuttings. Forsythia does need to be pruned. This will stop the "bad hair day" effect that they naturally grow into without care. Partial to full sun is best and zones 4-9. They are also deer resistant, great for privacy and help with soil erosion.
Forsythia shrub ships bare root during dormancy without foliage.