A beautiful Spring sight and one many of us will remember from our childhood, Forsythia with its golden flowers is a spectacle no matter where it’s located.
Used as hedging or individual plants, Forsythias are deciduous plants that are tolerant of most soil types, in full sun or light shade. They are very hardy and cope well in cold sites. Their branches are wonderful as cut flowers in a vase, perhaps as an Easter decoration.
Forsythias are reliable, colourful and easy to grow spring-flowering shrubs. There are many varieties, most of which grow as handsome large shrubs with an open informal habit, but they’re also excellent for growing against walls, and – with careful training – they can make eye-catching standards. Forsythia x intermedia ‘Weekend’ is one of the most reliable forsythias available. It bears masses of deep yellow blooms on bare stems, from early to mid-spring.
For the best blooms, cut branches back to a pair of strong buds just after flowering.