Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Sunrise Forsythia

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Forsythia x 'Sunrise' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Forsythia
  • Parent: Forsythia hybrids
  • Related Cultivars:

    Forsythia x 'Meadowlark'
    Forsythia x 'Northern Gold'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 4-6'
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    An excellent selection with an attractive mounded form that is more compact and usable than most forsythia cultivars. Flower buds are hardy to approximately -26¡F. Develops an attractive maroon fall color.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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