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Weeping Forsythia Forsythia suspensa

Phonetic Spelling
for-SYE-thee-uh sus-PEN-suh
Description

Drought tolerant; stems that touch the ground form roots. These plants are occasionally damaged by deer. This plant was named after a Scottish botanist named William Forsythia.

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Capsule

More information on Forsythia.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Sieboldii
Sieboldii
Tags:
#deciduous#playground#deer resistant#children's garden#cozy#winter flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Sieboldii
Sieboldii
Tags:
#deciduous#playground#deer resistant#children's garden#cozy#winter flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Forsythia
    Species:
    suspensa
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Golden yellow flowers in early spring; not as vivid a display as other forsythias
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Winter Garden