Forsythia - 'Meadowlark'
Catalogue A# 2004-076 WF14
GPS 45D 43' 47" N / 108D 37' 28" W
Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'
Origin: F.ovate x F. europea
Common name: Meadowlark Forsythia
Location: (2) opposite Wolverines,entrance to Millenium Grove on right
Number in accession: 2
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
Native Locale: Non-native
Landscape Uses: Massing, Hedge, Mixed border
Size Range: Large shrub (more than 8 feet), Medium shrub (5-8 feet), Small shrub (3-5 feet)
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Soil Preference: Alkaline soil, Moist, well-drained soil
Season of Interest: Early spring, Mid spring
Flower Color & Fragrance: Yellow
Shape or Form: Arching, Irregular, Multi-stemmed
Growth Rate: Fast
Tree & Plant Care
Easy to grow in full sun for best flowering. Adaptable to wide variety of soil pH.
Prune to maintain a healthy, vigorous shrub by removing a few older canes to the ground every 2 to 3 years.
Flowers on old wood; prune after flowering. Overgrown shrubs can be rejuvenated to the ground.
Disease, pests, and problems
Crown gall, leaf spots
Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Resistant to windy sites, aerial salt spray.
Native geographic location and habitat
Korea, China and Europe
Attracts birds, pollinators, or wildlife
Early insects are attracted to flowers
Early forsythia is a harbinger of spring when bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers lighten the spring landscape long before other plants are awake. Shrubs reach 4 to 6 feet high and wide with a dense, erect habit and slightly arching canes.