There’s no better way to welcome the coming of spring than with the profusion of yellow blooms covering graceful, arching branches. The forsythia is a fast-growing, hardy shrub. It's key advantage - it blooms early, bringing a sunny yellow into a still drab landscape. Forsythia have beautiful yellow flowers that will covers the entire limb. The forsythia grows to a height of 8–10' and a spread of 10–12' at maturity. During the fall months, the dark green leaves turn to a beautiful purple color and looks fantastic. They grow in full and partial sunlight and also in various soil conditions. They lose their leaves in the colder winter months but will come back each year dark green during the spring. It needs to be pruned to keep it from being overgrown. As it blooms on new growth, the best time to do that is right after it finishes blooming.