Forsythia

Also known as golden or yellow bells, Forsythia is a deciduous shrub that can reach sizes anywhere between two feet by two feet to large shrubs greater than 10 feet in height and width. Early March typically brings an absolutely beautiful display of rich, yellow flowers from ground up. Stop into Fairview Garden today and see these beauties for yourself!

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Forsythia is a very easy plant to care for and its early spring blooms make a dramatic focal point. Here are a couple of tips for how to make your forsythia perform its best.

  1. Full sun – Forsythia need at least 6 hours of sun a day to bloom at its full potential.
  2. Well-drained soil – Well-drained soil is a must for forsythia bushes. For optimal performance, add mulch to add organic matter to the soil.
  3. Water – Water your forsythia regularly, they prefer well-drained soil but they need up to 2 inches of water a week.
  4. Fertilizer – Fertilize your forsythia every 2-3 months in the spring and summer only.
  5. Prune – Prune forsythia yearly, right after their bloom in the spring.