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A picture of a Forsythia 'Spectabilis'

Forsythia 'Spectabilis'

Forsythia × intermedia 'Spectabilis'

Goldglöckchen by 4028mdk09 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

1.8m

1m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Forsythia 'Spectabilis'

A yellow flowering Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis' tree in a garden
A close up of a yellow flowering Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis' tree in a garden

Forsythia 'Spectabilis' Overview

Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis' is a vigorious hybrid shrub cultivar. The hybrid origin is thought to be from a cross between Forsythia viridissima and F. suspensa var. fortunei. This cultivar produces huge amounts of deep yellow flowers in early to mid-spring, these appear on bare stems, creating a striking visual display. Foliage is oval to lance-shaped with toothed edges. Grows well in full sun or part shade and moist, well-draining soil. For optimal flowering, it is recommended to prune after flowering.

Special features of Forsythia 'Spectabilis'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves