Meadowlark Forsythia (Forsythia ‘Meadowlark’)
Vibrant blooms usher in spring!
- Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
- Height: 7-10’
- Spread: 6-10’
- Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
- Fall Color: Purple/Bronze or Insignificant
- Bloom Color: Yellow
Why we Love it:
Like the birds they are named after, Meadowlark Forsythia, with their showy yellow display, are a welcome sign that Spring has arrived. This deciduous shrub flowers early in the season, before its dark green leaves emerge. With its large size and excellent flower bud hardiness, Meadowlark Forsythia offers a particularly extravagant display! Cultivated for its ability to withstand the frigid winters, Meadowlark Forsythia is also a dense shrub that provides good cover for wildlife. Additionally, forsythia are known for their fast growth and can be used to achieve a mature looking landscape in a relatively short period of time.
Know Before You Plant:
When choosing a site for your Meadowlark Forsythia, keep in mind its large size and primary season of interest. With its ability to grow quite large, the most important thing to remember with Meadowlark Forsythia is to allow adequate space. Meadowlark Forsythia provides the most visual interest in Spring with its showy display of yellow blooms. Its leaves typically stay green late into Fall, and often have insignificant Fall color before leaf drop.
Prune regularly to keep your Meadowlark Forsythia looking its best. Forsythia flowers on old wood, so to avoid taking off next year’s buds, it is best to complete your yearly pruning soon after flowering.
Where It Thrives:
Forsythia exhibits the best growth and flowering when planted in full sun. Additionally, they prefer loose, well-drained soil. They can be used for a variety of landscape applications, such as screens, hedges, borders, windbreaks, and as specimen plants.