Spotlight On Forsythia
March 13, 2019
A sure sign that spring has arrived; forsythia is a profusely yellow-blooming plant with an arching habit that requires little maintenance. Forsythias make especially good screens for privacy due to their quick growth rate. Old-fashioned Forsythia can get very large with many stems; however, newer dwarf species may be more useful in home landscaping. They are usually deer and insect-free.
Forsythia prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil but can adapt to other soil types. Prune regularly, right after blooming, to keep tidy.
Try Forsythia in your yard using iScape as a privacy screen between you and the neighbors, or anywhere that can use a punch of color in spring.
Just snap a photo of the area, or use the new Augmented Reality feature in iScape and see how it looks in your space. So simple, so easy...iScape it!
Scientific Name: Forsythia spp.
Light: Full sun
Zones: Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Plant Type: Deciduous shrub
Plant Height: 3 to 10 feet
Plant Width: 3 to 10 feet
Bloom: Bright yellow flowers in April
Landscape Uses: Screening, privacy
Special Features: Native to China and Korea, Forsythia is mostly grown for its bright yellow flowers that appear in spring. The summer leaves are green and rarely display autumn colors. Prune regularly right after blooming to keep it looking tidy.