Forsythia 'Meadowlark'

Meadowlark Forsythia

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We know spring has arrived in northern climes when we see the cheery yellow blooms of the ubiquitous forsythias in April. Named after William Forsyth, one of the founders of the Royal Horticultural Society in the eighteenth century. Forsythias are medium to large shrubs that produce four-petaled clusters of bell-shaped flowers in the axils of the stiff, rough branches. These Asian shrubs are very adaptable to poor soils and varying moisture, but the flower buds may be tender on older cultivars. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering, giving new growth time to form flower buds. Never shear forsythias into “green meatballs”, as their natural shapes are graceful enough.

‘Meadowlark’ was developed as a cross between Forsythia ovata and Forsythia europaea. It is hardy to minus 35 degrees Fahrenheit. It grows up to 10 feet tall.

4월에 만개하는 포사이시아는 북반구에서 봄을 알려주는 꽃입니다. 한국의 개나리와 근접한데, 폴사이시아의 학명은 18세기에 왕실 원예 학회를 창시한 윌리암 폴사이시아의 이름을 따라 지어졌습니다. 꽃은 4개의 꽃잎이 달리고 종모양입니다. 토양의 상태나 습도에 상관없이 적응을 잘하는 편입니다만 오래된 품종에서는 꽃봉오리가 좀 약한 편입니다.; 꽃이 지면 곧 가지치기를 해주는 것이 좋습니다만 너무 많이 자르는 것보다 원래의 자연스러운 형태를 유지시켜주는 것이 아름답습니다.

Plant Shape
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
March - April, May - June
Bloom Color
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge, Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8