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The Forsythia can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Forsythia falls into the following type(s): Flowering Tree
The Forsythia grows to be 8' to 10' feet in height.
The Forsythia has a spread of about 10' to 12' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Fast growth rate.
The Forsythia does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Forsythia grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.
The Forsythia has a(n) Rounded shape.
The leaves are opposite, simple, coarsely toothed along the upper one-half, margin, ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceoate, 3"-5" long, half as wide, medium to dark green in summer, green to yellow-green in fall.
The forsythia is named after the English horticulturist William Forsythe. It is also called the border forsythia or golden bell. Forsythia intermedia is a hybrid between F suspensa and F. viridissima. Many cultivars have been selected from this cross including dwarf and compact forms.
Pale to deep yellow, bell shaped flowers, borne 1-6 together on last year's growth.
early spring before the leaves appear.
This fast-growing, hardy shrub blooms early, signaling the arrival of spring. Its yellow flowers blossom early before the even the leaves appear. Forsythias make an excellent choice for those wanting a fast-growing flowering hedge. For best results, plant forsythia 4-6 feet apart when creating your hedge.
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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