Forsythia Shrub

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Full Sun,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Planting Zones
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5-7 Days
Planting Zones 5-9
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Forsythia Shrub


Forsythia x intermedia, the common forsythia shrub, is a rapid-growing, deciduous shrub that will light up the springtime with its cheery golden-yellow blossoms. Another common name for the forsythia shrub is golden bells--a tribute to those lovely blooms.


This species is super easy to care for, and unfussy about soil quality or fertilizing--once or twice per year will do. Once fully grown, the forsythia is drought-resistant and heat-tolerant.


Forsythia is a native species of Asia. However, it is well-suited and widespread in the American landscape, especially across the mid-south, southeast, and midwestern regions.


Where to Use the Forsythia Shrub in Your Landscape


When customers call TN Nursery asking for help finding a species that will grow fast to cover an eyesore, we often recommend this shrub.


Forsythia grows fast, making it an ideal option for a privacy hedge, to establish a property boundary, or in a natural area that needs some lovely color. Also worth noting is that the forsythia shrub is unbothered by low air quality, so landscapers often install it in an urban garden setting--park, playground, or any other city environment.


Select a full-sun spot in the yard--it needs at least six hours of direct sunshine. Forsythia will tolerate partial sunlight, but it might not bloom as profusely without direct sun.


During the first year or two, provide your young forsythia with about an inch of water each week, especially during the long and hot mid-summer days. Once established, it will not require this extra step.


Because it is a fast grower, most prune the forsythia to control the height in the early fall. Avoid pruning in the springtime, or you will sacrifice the gorgeous yellow flowers.


Gardeners Adore the Cheerful Springtime Flowers of the Forsythia Shrub


Forsythia is most famous for its cheery yellow blossoms. Each bloom is small (under an inch), bell-shaped, and has four petals. They grow up and down the stem, making a significant color statement.


The stems have a slight curve and bend into a gentle arch as the tree grows to its maximum ten-foot height. The leaves are approximately four inches long, medium or dark green, oval, and with slightly toothy edges.


Order Your Forsythia Shrub from TN Nursery Today


Forsythia shrub is a beautiful plant that will add height to a natural area or create privacy in your yard. Order yours from TN Nursery today.

Reviews (16)

  • 5

    Posted by Pablo Hernandez on Jan 22, 2023

    Forsythia Shrub

  • 4

    Posted by Ana Drapier Gizzi on May 11, 2022

    received a very good-looking branch. Hopefully will develop a beautiful plant.

  • 5
    wonderful forsythia

    Posted by Beth D on Mar 21, 2022

    It arrived quickly and in good health. I happily planted it yesterday. Thank you!

  • 3
    Forsythia shrub

    Posted by Dallas Joyce on Jan 23, 2022

    This shrub accents well with my mosses in my front garden. I credit this to TN nursery.

  • 5
    Quick bloomer

    Posted by Dave Law on Apr 19, 2021

    As advised by seller, the plant arrived in a dormant state. We planted it less than two weeks ago, and we already have one bloom with evidence of many more coming along soon.

  • 5

    Posted by Peg on Apr 19, 2021

    Beautiful. healthy plant packaged very nicely with a lovely warning label for the shipper: "Live plants. Please handle with love". Waiting to plant it after the frost. I hope it blooms.

  • 5
    Forsythia plants

    Posted by Steve on Apr 13, 2021

    Arrive quickly. Plants in great shape. Just as expected

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Sheila Dankert on Apr 13, 2021

    Can't wait for the blooms. Thank you

  • 5
    Fresh plant, fast delivery

    Posted by Jan on Mar 24, 2021

    I have ordered from various Etsy and nursery. This nursery came on top as professional. The plants are well packed. Delivery was fast (only a few days from order to receipt). Green leaves started to show only two days after I planted. I am very appreciative of my experience.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April