FLYING MACHINE® Forsythia

Zone: 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 5-8' Width/Spread: 4-6'

Its enormous flowers of deep, true golden-yellow fall from the branches intact, resulting in a doubly dramatic display: the first when it blooms, the second when its fallen blossoms carpet the ground. This large forsythia is ideal for hedging or unforgettable specimen.

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Light: Needs full to partial sun exposure to grow robustly.

Soil: Grows well in any soil.

Water: Average water needs and is drought tolerant once it’s established.

Fertilizing: Not typically needed, but if you’d like you can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.

Pruning: Pruning is has to be perfectly timed not to interfere with flowering. If you’d like to shape it, you can do so just after it finishes flowering in the springtime. Rejuvenation pruning is recommended. Cut 1/3 of the old, thick branches down completely every three to five years. This will encourage the plant to create juvenile growth, which flowers most abundantly.

Other: Flowering branches make a beautiful solo flower arrangement. If you’d like to gather stems, spread your cuts around the plant to prevent it from getting a funky shape and having noticeable holes in the habit.

Botanical Name

Forsythia koreana 'Sunny'

Zone

6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green

Height

5-8'

Width/Spread

4-6'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Spring

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Low Hedges

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant

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