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Forsythia (Forsythia)

 Forsythia (Forsythia) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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DECIDUOUS shrub bearing bright yellow FLOWERS on bare branches during spring which develop into dark green, lance-SHAPEd, serrated edged LEAVES in late spring/early sumMEr. It has pale brown BARK and a stiff and compact nature when pruned.

STYLE : Ideal for formal and informal upright, slanting, cascade and semi-cascade and group styles.

WARNING : None recorded.

Care Info


REPOT : Every second year in autumn or late winter.

SOIL : Basic soil mix. 40:60 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Prune after FLOWERS fade, CUTTING>CUTTING back SHOOTS severely.

PINCH : Pinch new shoots to maintain SHAPE.

WATER : DAI>DAIly throughout growing season but infrequently during winter months.

FEED : BALANCED FEED every two weeks after flowering up to late sumMEr.

Bonsai Videos for Forsythia (Forsythia) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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Air Layering a bonsai, cut from a forsythia, pinching the First shoots and general about fertilizing bonsai.

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