Hybrid forsythia (Forsythia spp.)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Hybrid forsythia
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Hybrid forsythia (Forsythia spp.)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, wide-spreading, suckering, large shrub; 6-10’ tall; 8-12’ wide; fast grower; yellowish-purple to no fall color; bright yellow flowers in early spring; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; drought and urban tolerant; do not shear; flower bud hardy to zone 4 or 5 (depending on cultivar); choose cold hardy cultivars like 'Meadowlark', 'Sunrise', 'Northern Gold', 'Northern Sun'; 'Happy Centennial'; Gold Tide®; other cultivars are not flower bud hardy

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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