Thank you so much, Catherine & Co.! The tree arrived this afternoon along with the rhubarb. It was so well-packed that it took me almost an hour to unravel all the tape, bubblewrap and such. The tree looks great. It has had some compost put around its roots in a breathable bag for this evening and the rhubarb root planted in a pot; I won't plant that out until Spring is around the corner. I find they don't like sitting in cold, damp soil over the Winter when establishing. Thank you again for all your kind help and valued advice. I certainly know where to come next time!Ruth
Forsythia intermedia Spectabilis | Bareroot Hedging
Forsythia Hedge Plants - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Forsythia intermedia Spectabilis is the most popular Forsythia hedging plant and it also makes an excellent specimen shrub, suitable for any garden or soil type.
Forsythia is good for hedges up to about 4 metres high.
Forsythia hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Forsythia hedge:
Plant Forsythia hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
General description of Forsythia plants:
Forsythias are very popular large shrub: easy to maintain, frost hardy, tolerant of poor soils and covered in golden yellow flowers in early spring (March - April). Forsythia Spectabilis is one of the most heavily flowering varieties.
It looks great in a mixed border, shrubbery, by a front door or in a hedge, either by itself or mixed with other plants.
History & uses of Forsythia intermedia Spectabilis:
Forsythia x intermedia is a hybrid of Forsythia suspensa and Forsythia viridissima. This particular cultivar was discovered in 1906.