Growing guide

How to grow forsythia

Forsythias are hardy, robust shrubs known for their abundant yellow flowers produced on bare stems in early spring. Whether you’re growing forsythia as a free-standing shrub or a hedge, this guide will help you get the best from this popular garden plant.

Quick facts

  • Hardy and easy to grow
  • Produces a mass of yellow flowers in early spring
  • Tolerant of a wide range of soils
  • Grow in full sun or light shade
  • Prune after flowering
  • Good choice for a flowering hedge
  • Take cuttings to produce new plants

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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