Forsythia

Forsythia is one of the first shrubs to brighten up our gardens with their bright yellow blooms at the beginning of spring, or sometimes even in February!
Common name : Forsythia
Scientific name : Forsythia intermedia
Family : Oleaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
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Flowery
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Large pot
Originally from Asia, forsythia is a shrub that forms an elegant bush bearing yellow flowers early in the season. There are a dozen species in this genus, mostly from temperate Asia. They like the sun and soil that's not too chalky.

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 100 - 200
pH 6 - 7

Identify my forsythia

Forsythia is a yellow-flowering shrub with a very precocious nature — it has dark green, deciduous leaves that take the form of spearheads. It's countless little yellow flowers are a sure sign of the arrival of spring!

Plant my forsythia

Plant your forsythia starting at the beginning of autumn or in the spring — avoid frost at all cost! You can cultivate small varieties of forsythia in pots on your patio or balcony, provided you're able to repot them every 2 to 3 years around the same time.

Water my forsythia

Forsythia isn't particularly demanding, and apart from the first season, it will tolerate a few missed waterings if planted in open soil. All the same, water copiously for the first year after planting or repotting, and twice a month for potted forsythias, depending on the quality of the mulch.

Repot my forsythia

Every three years, repot your forsythia, with a nice input of ripe compost!

Prune my forsythia

Prune directly after flowering, cutting back as much as you'd like to maintain a balanced shape. Every 5 to 8 years, cut back your forsythia to ground level.

Mulch my forsythia

Mulch your forsythia before winter in order to protect the roots from cold, and to add much-needed organic material to the soil. Renew the mulch in May.

Propagate my forsythia

Take herbaceous cuttings in June and put them directly in water until roots begin to appear. You can then transplant them into a light mixture of potting soil and sand in March.

Reap my forsythia

To make bouquets, cut long branches just before they bloom! Once indoors in a vase, the buds will slowly open.

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