Forsythia x 'Helios'

Helios Forsythia

Categories: Shrubs

Very heavy bloomer, from the top of the bush to the base, reliably producing bright golden yellow flowers in early spring. Full, rounded to upright habit. 


Enjoy the cheerful yellow blooms indoors, too, by cutting branches for forcing in late winter to very early spring. Foliage turns muted purple tones in fall.


Height:

4-5 ft

Spread:

3-6 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Forsythia x 'Helios' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen
  • Edging
  • Ground Cover
  • Mass Plant
  • Small / Miniature
  • Hedging

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Burgundy
  • Wine Red

Flower Color

  • Yellow

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Mounding