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How To Plant, Grow & Care For Forsythia

by aditya abhishek


They are a genus of deciduous flowering shrub plant that has around 11 species of flowering plant native to Asia & Europe. Follow these tips to grow Forsythia. 


You can grow Forsythia in USDA zones 5 to 9. Temperature ranging from 12 to 21 degrees Celsius is ideal. They bloom in early spring season. 

Soil & Potting Mix

They can grow in wide range of soils, but loose, well draining soil is best. Prepare potting mix with 40% soil + 30% compost + 20% cocopeat + 10% river sand. 


Bright direct to indirect sunlight for at least 4 to 6 hours daily is essential for good growth. Avoid growing in low light. 


Moderately moist soil is good. Avoid over or under watering. Apply water frequently in very hot summer days, but avoid waterlogging. 


You should apply one to two handful of dung manure along with one tablespoon bonemeal or onion peel fertilizer every month to promote flowering. 


You can propagate Forsythia by air layering, division, tip layering, or soft wood stem cuttings during June to July. 

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