FORSYTHIA: So common.. so ho-hum. Glorious in the beginning of Spring when we are desperate for color. And then? straggly... too big... not at all interesting…
Forsythia was named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), who was a Scottish botanist, a royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society.
We grow ten DIFFERENT Forsythia!! Why not grow a Forsythia with variegated leaves? with gold leaves? or try some dwarf Forsythia grouped in front of your Forsythia intermedia? OR: how about Forsythia mandshurica, which blooms in a nice light lemon, one week to ten days earlier than intermedia…(it’s blooming now!).