How To Grow Forsythia
Plant Guide

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!

Ground Rules

Forsythia Shrubs Lighting Guide


Full sun! Make sure your Forsythia shrub gets at least six hours of sunlight for optimal blooms!

Forsythia Shrubs Watering Guide


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. 

Forsythia Shrubs Soil Guide


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. 

Forsythia Shrubs Food Guide


Apply a well-balanced fertilizer in the growing months of spring and summer. 

Forsythia Shrubs Temperature Guide


Forsythia grow best in temperatures between 55 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Forsythia Shrubs Toxicity Guide


Forsythia's flowers, foliage and branches are all non-toxic and safe to plant around children and pets. 

Forsythia Shrubs Mulch Guide


Forsythia shrubs would benefit from a light mulching around the base of the plant to help conserve moisture and protect the root systems. 

Planting Process

  1. 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. 
  2. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball.
  3. Place the root ball in the hole and back-fill with surrounding soil. 
  4. Water thoroughly until adapted. 

When should I prune Forsythia?

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Forsythia Type Forsythia Bloom Color
Lynwood Gold Forsythia Warm honey gold
Show Off Starlet Forsythia Sunshine Yellow
Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia Dandelion Yellow
Spring Glory Forsythia Highlighter Yellow
White Forsythia Daisy White