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Border Forsythia –
Forsythia intermedia (latin)
Area of origins:
Hybrid F.suspensa x F.viridissima.
First developed 1880.
Adult Dimensions:
Height up to 3m (9.8'),
width up to 2m (6.6').
Foliage: Deciduous
Soil Type:
All but dislikes too much lime
Hardiness: Hardy to -29°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Border Forsythia - Forsythia intermedia
Border Forsythia - Forsythia intermedia Border Forsythia - Forsythia intermedia
Characteristics and Uses:
One of the first plants to flower in spring. It brightens up parks and gardens of any size, planted alone or within flowerbeds. The cut branches in winter will flower inside
The Forsythia goes beautifully with:
Abelia grandiflora, beautiful pale pink - white blossom throughout summer.
Beauty Bush 'Pink Cloud' (Kolwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud), abundant pale pink blossom in June - July, red foliage in the autumn.
Buddleia (Buddleia Davidii) 'Nanho purple', abundant and scented blossom throughout summer, highly attractive to butterflies.
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica), beautiful white blossom throughout spring and summer, followed by extremely decorative red berries.
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), white blossom from November through to April, followed by bluish - black berries.
Milkflower Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus), white blossom in June - July, followed by red berries in October.
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium), blossom of lemony yellow clusters in January.
Smoke Bush (Cotinus coggygria), feathery inflorescences in summer, red foliage in the autumn.
Variegated Pink Weigelia (Weigelia florida 'Variegata'), abundant blossom of pink bell shaped flowers throughout summer.
Virginal Mockorange (Philadelphus x virginalis 'Virginal'), abundant white blossom in summer.
Weigelia 'Bristol Ruby', abundant blossom from May through to September, ruby red bell shaped flowers.

The Forsythia used in the following flowering hedges:
Flowering Hedge 'Emma'
Flowering Hedge 'Julie'
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