A really easy to grow, popular garden shrub with bright, golden yellow flowers in early spring Forsythias are commonly seen flowering in gardens around March and April. The flowers appear on the branches before the leaves as can be seen in the top left image and the flowers are very attractive. After flowering the shrub comes into leaf.
Growing Forsythia is easy, just plant and neglect. Forsythia is deciduous and so in the winter the branches are bare and the flowers are followed by small fresh green leaves. Forsythia is grow and flower best in full sun. Forsythia is a very common spring shrub and does produce a really cheerful bright yellow display.
Forsythia is compact up to about 2 metres and fully hardy. Two varieties with RHS merit award are Lynwood and Arnold Giant. A forsythia can bepruned if it is getting untidy or out of shape. Forsythia will grow more or lessanywhere in most aspects which is why they are so popular coupled with the fact Forsythia require no real attentions from one year to the next.
Although Forsythia are not fussy they will grow best and produce the most flowers if grown a sunny spot with fertile well drained soil. To keep in shape the weaker stems can be pruned which should be done immediately after flowering although it is not necessary to prune Forsythia and will flower happily if left alone. Forsythia can also be planted and pruned to make a hedge to great effect. If Forsythia is not the shrub for you is not the shrub for you check out shrubs and bushes; spring flowering shrubs; summer flowering shrubs; shrubs with autumn and winter interest; and evergreen shrubs.