Spring Glory Forsythia
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - FastMature Height - 10'Mature Width - 10-12'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, 1.25-1.5" long, sulfur-yellow flowers. Borne in 2’s and 3’s on old wood, usually March-April for 2 to 3 weeks.Fruit - Two-celled, dehiscent, brown capsule, 0.33" long, often housing many winged seeds. Not ornamental.Leaf - Fall Color - Variable from year to year, Usually green or yellow-green, sometimes with a tinge of purple; leaves hold late (November) and may turn a deep burgundy.Bark - Stems often somewhat squarish or 4-sided, yellowish brown and strongly lenticellate.Other Features - Early spring color is usually excellent, but can be injured by late freezes reducing flower quality. Great for a shrub border, massing, groupings, or bank plantings. This cultivar flowers earlier and more uniformly in Zone 7 and 8Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers a good, loose soil but will do well in about any soil. Withstands city conditions and pH adaptable. Plant in full sun to maximize flower. Will sucker (slowly) to form large colonies. Prune after flowering by cutting to ground or removing old stemsNative Habitat - Diseases and Insects - None serious, but can find crown gall, leaf spots, dieback, four-lined plant bug, Japanese weevil, northern root-knot nematode and spider mites.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Forsythia.- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.- Other plants of the genus Forsythia.- Other plants of the species Forsythia x intermedia.