It's the end of winter. Everything is drab. You're longing for colour in the garden. Enter forsythia! A forsythia bush in full flower is an explosion of golden yellow, completely covering the bush. The rest of the year it's a nondescript leggy green, but for those two weeks in early spring, it's a miracle.
APPEARANCE : Vigorous deciduous shrub with an upright habit. Four petalled starry bright lemon-yellow flowers cover the branches in early spring, usually before the leaves emerge. USE FOR: Borders and feature planting. Dramatic winter-spring colour PLANTING : Plant in full sun to part shade. tolerates almost any soil type. Frost hardy. Respond well to pruning, and can even be topiarised. CARE : Mulch and water well while new plants are establishing. After flowering, prune flowering stems back to a lower side shoot. On mature shrubs cut back one in five stems to ground level at this time. Apply a slow release fertiliser after pruning. HEIGHT & WIDTH : 2 m H x 2 m W. YOUR PLANTS : These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery