Forsythia Hedging (Forsythia Spectabilis)
Forsythia Hedging is fast growing, hardy and robust shrub which produces vibrant yellow flowers in early spring making it an ideal addition to the Spring Garden. It can be planted as a stand-alone shrub or as part of a flowering hedge plant scheme.
Key features of our Product:
- Makes a lovely hedge
- For any soil type – easy to grow
- Dosen’t like very fry or wet soil
- Full sun to partial shade
- Hardy – good for costal areas
- Fast growing – up to 50cm per year
- Trim after flowering
- Wildlife friendly – bees love them!
Delightful jolly yellow flowers provide an early nectar source for bees and insects. Forsythia provides a super habitat for small mammals, birds and insects. It mixes in well with Green and Golden Privet as well as Elder and Wild Cherry.
Forsythia is fast growing – with growth up to 50cm per year! We recommend that you trim after flowering to encourage vigorous growth and flowers for the following year.
All you need to do is simply choose the height of the plants you want to plant now and the number of plants you need.
We recommend 5 plants per metre in a double zig-zag row for a thick hedge, but you can get away with 3-4 per metre in a staggered row if you don’t mind waiting an extra year or two to form a thick hedge.
Keep them well watered – especially in the Spring and Summer in the first year of planting. If you are not sure how many plants you need or which varieties suit your garden please just contact or call us and we will be happy to offer friendly advice!
For best results plant with Rootgrow gel – it increases the growth rate by up to 50% and really helps the plants establish.
Many apologies but due to a change in the DEFRA plant health regulations following Brexit we cannot ship plants to Northern Ireland – we are working on this and hope a solution is found soon!