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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Forsythia (Forsythia)

Forsythia (Forsythia)

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Bonsai Care

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 back shoots severely.

PINCH : Pinch new shoots to maintain shape.

WATER : Daily throughout growing season but infrequently during winter months.

FEED : Balanced feed every two weeks after flowering up to late summer.

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