Forsythia is a beautiful yellow flowering bush that blooms from early spring to late summer and is in the family of Oleaceae. There are 15 known species native to eastern Asia, one to southeastern Europe, and one to America. This bright flowering bush has four individual petals at the center and was named after William Forsyth (1737â€“1804). William Forsythe was a royal head gardener and founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society in Scottland. The typical locations for the forsythia are Albania, Serbia, China, Japan, and Korea; the Forsythia suspensa holds a significant place as one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese herbology for centuries. In North America, the Forsythia bushes are popular flowering shrubs for gardens and parks. At Eastertide, they are nicknamed the Easter Tree.
Forsythia is a reliable garden plant once they are planted and are seasonal bloomers. Cuttings may be taken from November to February and placed in water to start the root system growing and then transplanted into the soil. Layering is another standard method of starting roots, and either method will produce roots in just a few weeks, and then you can transplant the bush to its permanent place. The Forsythia is best suited for full sun to partial shade, and some people grow it as a single bush or as a hedge around your property. Forsythia Bush will flourish in most soils, and watering should occur during the dry season. Fertilizer on Forsythia should be used as needed in the fall. You can trim them 4 inches when fully grown to keep their shape.
Forsythia cuts are easy to grow inside and will make a bright, cheerful flowering highlight in your home by planting a rooted stem in potting soil. The Forsythia is a highly versatile bush wherever you plant them.