Weeping Forsythia
Forsythia suspensa

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Forsythia (for-SITH-ee-a) (Info)
Species: suspensa (sus-PEN-suh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Fountain, Florida

Washington, Illinois

Fremont, Nebraska

Crossville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 26, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I had Forsythia in an area that was a bit shady, and though it was lush looking, it never bloomed. I moved it to an area with full sun and it started blooming. It is also in a moister area now, and it likes to root wherever it touches the ground.

It is nice for the early blooms, but does not provide much interest the rest of the year. If I did not already have it, I would choose something with year round (or at least 3 season) interest. Blooms mid to late April in my garden.

Prune immediately after flowering; flowers form on previous year's growth.