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Forsythia x intermedia 'Rebel'


Plant Type:


Forsythia x intermedia 'Rebel' (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – 'Rebel' is a relatively rare Forsythia shrub plush with early spring rich yellow flowers - the shrub is densely covered in them. Bright yellow foliage emerges soon after. The leaves are sun-fast. Upon recurrent observation through several years I have to say that it is beautiful and a cut above many of the patented gold leaf cultivars. Established shrub, cutting grown.


5-6 ft


6-8 ft


Deep Yellow


5 to 8(9)
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Item Description Price  
FORSYREB Forsythia x intermedia 'Rebel' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Forsythia x intermedia 'Rebel'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored


  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Massing
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist
  • Draining


  • 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.