How To Grow Forsythia
Forsythia bring warm honey golden hues to your early spring landscape. If you're eager to get your yard flourishing with bold colors, the Forsythia is the plant for you!
Forsythia shrubs bloom in early March and are often one of the first shrubs of the year to flower! These vibrant bloomers require little upkeep and are extremely low maintenance additions to the garden. For some key tips and tricks on planting and caring for your Forsythia shrub check out this guide!
Full sun! Make sure your Forsythia shrub gets at least six hours of sunlight for optimal blooms!
Forsythias grow best when watered regularly. At least 2 inches of water per week is customary. If your are is experiencing extended periods of drought, we recommend giving your Forsythia a good watering.
Forsythias thrive best in a well-draining soil medium. These shrubs do not enjoy wet feet and will not grow in overly saturated, marshy soils.
Apply a well-balanced fertilizer in the growing months of spring and summer.
Forsythia grow best in temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Forsythia's flowers, foliage and branches are all non-toxic and safe to plant around children and pets.
Forsythia shrubs would benefit from a light mulching around the base of the plant to help conserve moisture and protect the root systems.
- Plant Forsythias in late fall or early spring for best results. Select a spot that gets direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball.
- Place the root ball in the hole and back-fill with surrounding soil.
- Water thoroughly until adapted.