Forsythia koreana


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  • Enormous blooms
  • Deer resistant
  • Shade tolerant

Not your average forsythia.

Flying Machine® is a very special forsythia that comes to us from Dr. Kyung Ku Shim of South Korea. Its enormous flowers of deep, true golden-yellow fall from the branches intact, resulting in a doubly dramatic display: the first when it blooms, the second when its fallen blossoms carpet the ground. This large forsythia is ideal for hedging or unforgettable specimen. 

USDA Zone 6 - 8 (-10°F/-23.3°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 8'

Width 4 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to any well-drained soil.

Pruning Blooms on old wood - prune to shape after flowering. Benefits from rejuvenation every 4-6 years since thick stems do not flower as abundantly as younger growth.

Uses Hedging; also makes an excellent specimen plant for mixed borders and foundations.

Growing Tips One of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant flowering shrubs. Excellent for cut flowers.