Forsythia intermedia 'Spectabilis' is one of the most spectacular of early season shrubs for its intensely yellow blooms that appear when little else in the garden is in flower.
From March to April, the bare branches become smothered in an abundance of fragrant, deep yellow, bell-shaped blooms before the mid-green, small oval leaves appear, producing dense foliage that then provides great structure and contrast in the garden through to late autumn, before the leaves fall for winter.
A truly reliable and low-maintenance variety, 'Spectabilis' makes a magnificent specimen when planted towards the middle or back of a border and is also a superb choice for spring-flowering hedging. Equally good in a large pot or container for your patio, this versatile shrub will thrive in sun or partial shade, in fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
For best flowering results and to maintain size and shape, cut branches hard back to a pair of strong buds immediately after flowering. Hardy to -15°C, these hard-working deciduous shrubs are deliciously fragrant when in flower so will attract bees and other wildlife to your garden.
Supplied as an established plant in a 3-litre pot, ready to be potted on or planted out.
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