Forsythia Spectabilis Hedging
Forsythia spectabilis (Forsythia X intermedia Spectabilis)
This popular deciduous shrub is a true harbinger of Spring, the bare branches are clothed with the familiar bright golden yellow flowers from early March onwards. As the flowers fade the new bright green leaves emerge, taking on a hint of red before falling in late Autumn.
Forsythia spectabilis is a very hardy and easily grown shrub that does well in all types of soil, in sun or partial shade. Good drainage is advisable but otherwise this plant is tough and reliable choice. Use them as back of border shrubs where height is required or as a colorful and trouble free informal hedge or screen.
Forsythis Spectabilis hedges are best planted using 3 plants per metre and will quickly develop into an attractive screening feauture that needs little maintenance other than an annula triim after flowering each Spring to keep them in good order. When planting a new Forsythia Spectabilis hedge we recommend adding rootgrow to the planting holes to give them the best start.
How to grow Forsythia Spectabilis
Position: Full sun, partial shade, moderate shade.
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves drop from the plant in Autumn and fresh new ones emerge in Spring.
Soil and site: Any average well drained soil.
Flowering time: March and April.
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 300cm high x 300cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim hedges and shrubs in Spring after flowering.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.