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Forsythia x intermedia ‘Spectabilis’

Forsythia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in April

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis'
  • Common name: Forsythia
  • Family: Oleaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Forsythias are reliable, colourful and easy to grow spring-flowering shrubs. There are many varieties, most of which grow as handsome large shrubs with an open informal habit, but they’re also excellent for growing against walls, and – with careful training – they can make eye-catching standards.

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Forsythia x intermedia ‘Spectabilis’ is a vigorous variety, bearing masses of deep yellow blooms on bare stems, from early to mid-spring.

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Plant in sun or partial shade, ideally in moist but well drained soil. For the best blooms, cut branches back to a pair of strong buds just after flowering.

How to grow Forsythia 'Spectabilis'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    1.8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Forsythia 'Spectabilis' and wildlife

Forsythia 'Spectabilis' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Forsythia 'Spectabilis' poisonous?

Forsythia 'Spectabilis' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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