Forsythia ovata x F. europaea 6-11' x same. ND St U, 1986.
Welcoming everyone to spring, from Mile One on the Maine Turnpike to the potato prairies of The County, forsythia means the end of another long winter and the birth of color. Meadowlark is one of the most reliably flowering, with bud hardiness to –35°. Semi-arching habit, showy bright yellow blooms then healthy green foliage throughout the summer.
Cut the branches in earliest spring before they flower, put them in a vase of water, and soon you’ll have the first bouquet of the year. Don’t be fooled by non-hardy imitations at the Big Box. If you want blooms above the snow line, shop at Fedco!
Adaptable, prefers moderately fertile, slightly acid to neutral soils with good drainage. Best in full sun. Parentage from Korea and Europe. Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)