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Forsythia genus (Golden bell). This genus consists of deciduous, spring flowering shrubs which are grown for their usually profuse yellow flowers which will open before the leaves emerge.
Woody perennials, Deciduous or Semi-evergreens, Fragrants
E. Asia and S.E.Europe
Grown for their usually profuse, yellow flowers which open before the leaves emerge.
They are fully hardy and will prefer full sun and fertile, well drained soil. Thin out old shoots and trim hedges immediately after flowering.
You can propagate by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer or by hardwood cuttings in the autumn or winter. You can also take soft pith or hollow stem-cuttings with wax.
Prone to honey fungus and forsythia gall. Birds may eat flower buds.
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