Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'

Meadowlark Forsythia

Categories: Shrubs

In collaboration with the Agricultural Experiment Station of North Dakota, South Dakota and the Arnold Arboretum, this hybrid forsythia was developed for the Northern Plains. A shrub with superior flower-bud hardiness and showy, bright yellow spring flowers, its flower buds are hardy to - 35°F. It will perform best in full sun.


More About Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'

  • One of the hardiest forsythia
  • Chris' favorite

Semi-arching habit, showy bright yellow blooms then healthy green foliage throughout the summer. Cut the branches in earliest spring before they flower, put them in a vase of water, and soon you’ll have the first bouquet of the yea


Height:

5-8 ft

Spread:

3-6 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Forsythia x 'Meadowlark' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Border
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Hedging
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Small / Miniature
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Dried Flower
  • Specimen
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Plant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Wine Red
  • Burgundy

Flower Color

  • Yellow

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Cascading