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Forsythia Care


The forsythia plant is not a high maintenance plant. Forsythia care should begin with the growing conditions. They are not real fussy about soils or soil types. Forsythia will perform best when given optimum conditions.

Forsythia care should start with a well-drained soil. The addition of peat moss, composted manure, or garden compost to the existing soil will get the plant off to a good healthy start.

Correct forsythia care allows larger varieties sufficient space to grow.

Ample space allows for the beauty of the natural cascading shape of a specimen-sized plant. Correct forsythia care should be taken to place them in full sun.

Forsythias will bloom best in full sun, but may be planted in light shade.

There’s not that much more to know about forsythia care, since it’s virtually carefree. You can force the branches in late wither and then root the cuttings.

Branches will root if they touch the ground. Correct forsythia care includes supplemental water during droughts and mulching in the winter.

It grows cane directly from the root crown. Every few years, it doesn’t hurt to take out some of the bigger, older wood so that there’s plenty of room for fresh growth.

Hedge clipping is not recommended.

Forsythia care would also include a benefit from a light annual feeding of an all-purpose garden fertilizer, applied in mid-February through mid-May.

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