Forsythia x Intermedia is a fast-growth, low-care demand, deciduous shrub that brightens the early spring with bright and cheerful yellow blossoms. It will thrive in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 8 and have a spot in the full sunshine.
It is an Asian native species. However, it adjusted well to the American climate and is now standard across gardens in our nation. It is a favorite plant in the middle-south, midwest, and southeast.
This species is extremely easy to care for and does not need continuous attention or fertilizing; once or twice per year suits it fine. If you are an organic gardener, this species will welcome a nice handful of peat moss or leaf litter once in a while. Once fully grown, the shrub is drought-resistant, disease-resistant, and heat-tolerant.
The Golden Bells (Forsythia Flowers) Are Among Spring's Earliest Bloomers
Some gardeners refer to his shrub by the nickname golden bells, paying tribute to the beautiful cheery blooms. Each flower is tiny and has four petals that form a bell shape. Despite the small size, they are prolific, occurring the entire stem length. It creates an enormous visual impact for a few weeks in the spring.
The plant's stems slightly bend, forming a gentle arch shape as they reach an average 7' or a maximum 10' height. If you want to keep this fast-growing (which adds about 24” per growing season) shrub shorter, that's easy--it is highly tolerant of pruning.
The leaves are about 4" long, dark green, and ovate with slightly serrated edges.
Order Your Forsythia Shrub From Wholesale Nursery Today
Wholesale Nursery leads the industry in providing gardeners with the most robust, best forsythia shrubs. Every product that leaves our central Tennessee facility must meet the exacting standards set by our on-site horticulturist. We are confident you'll love your Golden Bells and Bell Wort Plant.
The shrubs were delivered very healthy and green, I even got a few extra. Very pleased with the quality of the product as well as the fash shipping! Two thumbs up!!
The plants arrived promptly and in good condition, I planted the next day. My minor complaint would be that I didn’t see the 2 hr soaking instructions on the root ball bag, until after planting. Maybe some better instructions for us newbies on bare root planting.Spring will tell the story.
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I have a 4 star because I did not get my full order . My plants are wonderful so far . I did get notification that I would be getting what I did not receive .
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Very beautiful! Bright and golden!
Thank you for the awesome review about our plants, Grace. We are so pleased to hear it is working just as it should and that you are enjoying it so much! We have passed your kind words on to our product team.