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Weeping Forsythia

Forsythia suspensa

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Also known as

Golden Bells, Japanese Golden Bell Tree, Forsythia, Weeping Goldenbells

Forsythia close-up 2 cropped by Rdsmith4 (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Forsythia flower
Gamtos klaida, 2006-11-28
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Weeping Forsythia Overview

This deciduous shrub has an arching habit. It's bright yellow flowers smother it's slender shoots in early spring before the leaves emerge.

Common problems with Weeping Forsythia

Birds can eat the buds and It can suffer from forsythia gall.

    How to harvest Weeping Forsythia

    Generally not harvested but flowering stems can be taken for floral displays

    How to propagate Weeping Forsythia


    Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

    Special features of Weeping Forsythia

    Attractive flowers

    Hedge plant

    Other uses of Weeping Forsythia

    A low maintenance shrub that can be used as a hedge or screen or to cover banks and slopes.

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