Forsythia Shrubs Bloom In Early Spring
One of the most beautiful flowers you could plant in your garden is the forsythia shrubs. They are easily recognized with their bright yellow blossoms in early spring and require very little maintenance once the roots have taken. They are extremely easy to grow and are hardy in most climates. In addition to the forsythia being very tolerant of different kinds of pollution, it adapts well in most soil types. Here are some tips to growing your very own forsythia bushes in your garden.
Before you choose any spot around your landscaping to place a forsythia, it is always good to look for a location that has soil that is well drained and gets plenty of full sunlight during the day. The forsythia adapts well in most soil types, and can quickly grow a couple of feet each year. For this reason be sure to choose a location where the plant will have plenty of room to develop. The best way to plant the new bush is to allow approximately eight feet around the bush for growth.
Do some research before you purchase the forsythia shrubs because they come in a wide variety of styles. Your local garden center can help you to understand the difference between what a Linwood Gold, Spring Glory, Showy Border or Karl Sax will look like when it blooms. Use your shovel to dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of the bush, and then place a small handful of fertilizer in the bottom of the hole to help the roots to take. Once you set the forsythia in the soil, make sure to keep it moist. The top of the ball should be slightly higher than the ground for best results. The roots will take a few weeks to grow.
Cover the root ball with some soil and pat it gently with your hands. Do not pack it down too hard or the water and nutrients will not be able to reach the roots effectively early on. The forsythia is very easy to grow and will take on a life of its own very quickly. Because the shrub is hardy in most climates, you only need to water it thoroughly each day until you see new growth. Once you see the plant growing, you can prune the branches to keep it within a specific area of your garden or landscaping. This bush will bloom early each spring and be the focal point of your property for many years to come.