About the Forsythia -
The Spectabilis Forsythis, Forsythia x intermedia,
is a showy border Forsythia that transplants
readily. It grows at a rapid rate and is long-lived.
Tolerates a wide range of soil and light conditions,
but prefers full sun. Allow plenty of room for plant
to spread. Withstands city conditions. Profuse,
yellow, spring flowers are followed by medium green
`Spectabilis' (Showy Border Forsythia) is the
most common forsythia. The profuse, yellow flowers
of forsythia are considered by many to be the first
sure sign of spring. Flowers will last for two or
three weeks unless killed by cold. Often used to
control erosion on steep slopes because tips of
branches root naturally and plants spread easily.
Suggested uses for this plant include border,
specimen plant, and screen. Prune in spring after
flowering so that buds for the next year can develop
in the fall.