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Forsythia x intermedia/Forsythia

Forsythia x intermedia / Forsythia x intermedia
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Shrub growing during the summer months

Handsome shrub in a natural form without severe pruning

Spectacular display of color in the cooler Upper South

Flowering branch with closely arranged flowers

Mature specimen in full flower

Large specimen in a northern state

Several accent specimens in this young planting

A hedge planting in Edmond, OK

Embankment of forsythia

Forsythia blooms at the same time as many daffodils and narcissi

Unpruned specimen showing the long ascending branches

Cut branches last for a couple of weeks or more indoors in arrangements

Autumn color can be quite striking

Autumn color varies from plant to plant

Foliage autumn color

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Scientific Name: Forsythia x intermedia
Common Name: Forsythia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Covered with rich yellow flowers before the leaves emerge. Blooms are scarce in the lower part of its growing range. It flowers best in zones 5-7. It makes a good accent or specimen plant and adapts well to being planted on slopes. Prune immediately after flowering.