Spectabilis Forsythia Hedge Plants

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General Info Shrub, Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Hedging, Screening
Flowering Mar, Apr

Forsythia x intermedia Spectabilis

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SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
60/80 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £3.54Out of Stock£2.83Out of Stock£2.47Out of Stock£2.30Out of Stock£2.12
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Forsythia Intermedia Spectabilis Hedging

Forsythia intermedia Spectabilis is the most widely grown variety of Forsythia. It makes a wonderful early spring specimen shrub as it is covered in the most gorgeous golden yellow blossom in March and April, lighting up gardens wherever it is grown. It can grow to 4 metres in ideal conditions. For other spring choices, have a look at our full range of hedging.

We only deliver Forsythia barerooted, so delivery is during the planting months of November - April. The sizes are in centimetres above the ground (the roots don't count).


  • Specimen shrub or flowering hedge
  • Exceptional yellow flowers in March/April
  • Simple green foliage in summer, pale bark in winter
  • Max Height 4m, can be pruned low.
  • Any soil in close to full sun.

Growing Forsythia

Its beauty is unfussy, and it will grow in most soils and in any location providing it gets sun. 

Spacing Forsythia:
As a specimen plant, it likes a bit of room to let it get to full size so allow about a 2m width, although with pruning you can get away with a bit less.
As a flowering hedge, you would plant at 2-3 plants per metre, 33-50cm apart.

If you have the room, grow it in a mixed border or shrubbery and if you are worried that it might look a bit plain after it's flowered, try using it as a host for a smaller clematis which can ramble through its branches and flower, depending on variety, from May onwards.
Underplant the base with snowdrops and you have a 6-8 month show. Fabulous. 

Did You Know? 

Forsythia x intermedia is a hybrid of F. suspensa and F. viridissima. This particular cultivar was discovered in 1906.

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    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


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    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order


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  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


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    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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