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Forsythia x intermedia 'Ford Freeway'

Forsythia

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Forsythia x intermedia 'Ford Freeway' - This is a subtly variegated, large growing and uncommon form with all green blades irregularly streaked and splashed with lighter silvery-green markings. Typical yellow four-petaled tubular flowers open with easy abandon in the early part of spring in northeastern Connecticut. Good hedgerow, hedging or background shrub of typical carefree disposition. Established shrub, cutting grown.


Height:

7-8 ft

Spread:

7-8 ft

Colors:

Yellow
Item Description Price  
FORSYFOR Forsythia x intermedia 'Ford Freeway' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Forsythia x intermedia 'Ford Freeway'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Interesting Bark

  • Wiry

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Hedgerow
  • Border
  • Screen
  • Massing
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Adaptable

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Forsythia

Forsythia. We're not big fans of Forsythia in that they flower gloriously for a few weeks but then settle into undistinguished, tousled and boring summer torpor. Winter isn't much better with wild-haired yellowish stems displaying little character. Having said that we do like the variegated, golden-foliaged and dwarf forms; the golden or variegated forms can make good background or contrast with perennials and other shrubs all through the growing season; the dwarf forms, like 'Bronxensis' make great filler and foreground shrubs and also actually display decent autumn leaf color.