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Care of the plant Forsythia x intermedia or Border Forsythia.

Care of the plant Forsythia x intermedia or Border Forsythia

The genus Forsythia, family Oleaceae, includes 11 species of shrubs native to eastern Asia and southeastern Europe. Some species are: Forsythia europaea, Forsythia viridissima, Forsythia koreana, Forsythia suspensa.

Common names: Border Forsythia, Golden Bells. It's a hybrid between the species Forsythia viridissima and Forsythia suspensa.

They are deciduous shrubs of wide bearing and branched from the base that reach 2-3 meters in height. The leaves are oval or lanceolate, dark green in color and with a dentate margin. The showy flowers appear in clusters along the branches and sprout before the leaves. They bloom in early spring.

These easy-to-grow plants are used in bushy groups, to form hedges and as isolated specimens. They are also used as a cut flower.

Forsythia x intermedia prefers full sun exposure but also grows in semi-shade. They resist frost well.

They grow in any type of soil but prefer normal garden soil that is well drained with coarse sand and contains organic matter. The planting is done in autumn.

Fertilize the soil with compost in winter and with mineral fertilizer in summer every 20 days.

After flowering, prune the branches that have not flowered and the tips of those that have.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by semi-woody cuttings in summer or fall.

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