Forsythia Shrub

  • Forsythia shrubs are early spring bloomrs.
  • Forsythia features many long, woody branches, making for a more artistic and rambling bush than more staid examples such as boxwood or privet.
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Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
November Through April
Planting Zones 5-9
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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


Forsythia plants 

Forsythia plants are hardy, cold-tolerant shrubs that can grow up to 6 feet tall and develop an average diameter of 3-6 feet. It is native to China but common in North America, Europe, and Japan. The flowers bloom from the end of winter throughout springtime, with yellow or cream-colored bells that give off a sunshiny scent. 

 The plant grows rapidly due to its deep roots, and they help develop a lovely crown of foliage that can be seen from miles away, especially in winter when other plants are bare. It does not grow well in areas with extremely high humidity or shade and may suffer from disease if grown in an environment that isn't conducive to growing this plant. 

 To successfully grow forsythias, select a spot that gets full sun in the morning and part shade in the afternoon, preferably a location that has moist, well-drained soil. Forsythias are not as drought tolerant as other plants. They prefer dry, sandy soil or loamy soils with good drainage. A good location for a forsythia plant includes a slightly elevated spot, such as along a fence. 


 Forsythia plants propagation is slow. In summer


 You can take stem cuttings and root them in water for about seven days. Then, plant the stems in moist soil or water until roots appear, then plant them directly into the garden. To grow forsythias from seed, soak the seeds in a bowl of water overnight before sprinkling them onto the soil surface. Keep them moist because they don't do well with too much water. 

 In the spring, Forsythia plants release a sweet aroma. The long-lasting sweet scent gives forsythia plants specific characteristics. It is usually used to attract bees and butterflies. It also works as a wonderful houseplant that needs little to no care and can make an attractive addition to your home decor. 

Forsythia plants are for sale at Tn Nursery online

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