Spring Garden Tips

Forsythia

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Botanical Name

Forsythia x

Hardiness

Zones 4 to 8(9)

Height

Up to 12 feet

Width

Up to 12 feet

Flowers

Early spring: yellow on old wood

Light

Full sun (best flowering)

Soil

Adaptable

Planting and Care

Transplants easily

Occasional rejuvenation prune.

Moderately salt tolerant.

Problems

None serious

Varieties to Consider

Meadowlark - most cold hardy, bright yellow flowers hardy to -35 degrees

Northern Gold - golden yellow flowers hardy to -30 degrees

Northern Sun - clear yellow flowers hardy to -30 degrees

Sunrise - bright yellow flowers hardy to -20 degrees

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