Forsythia Hillier™ ‘Discovery’ Forsythia

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Forsythia Hillier™ ‘Discovery’ Forsythia
Feature Cold-Hardy, Variegated Foliage, Easy Care
USDA Zones Hardy to -30°F to -20°F USDA zones 4–9
Sunset Zones 2B–11, 14–16, 18,19
Special Features Blooms Earlier, Cut Flowers, Easy Care, Upright Habit, Variegated Foliage
Landscape Use
Exposure Full sun
Flowering Season Spring
Dimensions 5–6' high x 5–6' wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Deciduous
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained garden soil
Pruning If needed, prune to shape after spring bloom

Planting Instructions

  • Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
  • Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
  • Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
  • Return native soil around root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
  • To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
  • Mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem.

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