Dreamy yellow flowers as the epitome of spring
For many people, the forsythia and its flowers are the embodiment of spring. Because of its bright yellow colours, it is also known as thegolden flower". A forsythia hedge is a real eye-catcher in ornamental gardens, parks and gardens.
The shrub plant grows to a height of about 2 to 3 metres and a width of about 1 metre. It grows about 20 to 30 cm a year. Initially it grows upright and later develops a strong, overhanging habit.
The name "Forsythia" is derived from the English master gardener William Forsyth. In the eighteenth century, he supervised several royal gardens for the English crown. The plant received its name in his honour.
Originally native to China, the forsythia has a flowering season from mid-March to April. With its bright yellow, it creates a sunny mood in the garden.
Care of the forsythia
Water requirements for this plant should best be based on rainfall. If there is no rain for a long time, regular watering is essential. As a rule of thumb, it is best to ensure that the soil never dries out completely.
If you have one or more sunny spots in your garden, you would be well advised to buy a forsythia. It feels most at home in the warmth, but in a pinch it will also make do with partial shade. Stagnant soil should be avoided, the golden plant thrives best on nutrient-rich soil. If this is not the case, regular fertilising or fresh humus once a year can easily remedy the situation.
The forsythia is winter-hardy and can tolerate even low minus temperatures without any problems.
Forsythia as a hedge plant
Thanks to its bushy growth, the forsythia is wonderfully suitable as a hedge plant. A regular pruning is advisable for the Goldglossia. In this way it can be used as a beautiful, green alternative to fences or walls. In spring, it typically shines as a bright yellow frame for the classic ornamental garden. After flowering, the forsythia is a rich green.
Garden styles for the forsythia
Because the forsythia gets along excellently with other plants as neighbours, it is suitable for many different types of gardens. It is very popular as a hedge for the typical ornamental garden, but it can also be used in cottage gardens, mixed gardens, Feng Shui gardens (where it can even be used as a bonsai) or in wild and romantic natural gardens. In any case, the gold glitter is also well suited for beginners.