Herb latin name: Forsythia x intermedia

Family: Oleaceae (Olive Family)

Description of the plant:


2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

to April

Habitat of Forsythia x intermedia:

Not known in the wild.

Other uses of the herb:

Can be grown as a tall hedge, the var. "Lynwood" is frequently used. Var. "Spectabilis" also makes a good hedge as does "Beatrix Farrand".

Propagation of Forsythia x intermedia:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. The seed usually germinates within 2 months. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. This is a hybrid species and seed will not come true to type. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 15cm taken at a node, July/August in a frame. Plant out in autumn or spring. A very high percentage, they root within 3 weeks. Cuttings of mature wood in a sheltered outdoor bed. Good percentage.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Forsythia x intermedia:

None known

Known hazards of Forsythia x intermedia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.