Blooming Forsythia Trees

Forsythia

  • Forsythia enjoys full sun.  Make sure your bush gets at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
  • Forsythia need to be grown in well draining soil.  Overly wet, marshy or swampy soil is not recommended.
  • You'll need to fertilize when caring for your Forsythia.  Use Al's Slow Release fertilizer once every 2-3 months in the spring and summer.
  • Good care for your forsythia will require that it be pruned yearly.  The best time to prune is right after it has finished blooming.

Witch Hazel

  • The generic name means "together with fruit", which refers to the fact that this tree has flowers, ripe fruit and next year's leaf buds all at the same time.
  • The plant sets out pretty yellow flowers that are fragrant, and resemble dainty ribbons in the fall.
  • Growing Witch Hazel is a favorite among gardeners looking for early spring color and fragrance.
  • Many people plant Witch Hazel in a location where they can enjoy it's beauty but also it's seductive smell

PJM Rhododendron

  • Durable yet charming, the PJM Rhododendron has small trusses of bright lavender blooms with contrasting small dark green leaves.
  • Evergreen foliage takes on a mahogany-brown winter color.
  • This variety is noted for its tolerance for both heat and cold.
  • An excellent choice for borders, mass plantings, or containers.  

Pieris

  • It's pretty hard not to see these in the landscape these days
  • Pieris grows and flowers best when planted in full sun or partial sun and shade
  • The showy cascading flowers are followed by colorful new foliage, which varies by variety from bronze to a brilliant pink, to a darker scarlet
  • Pieris planted with Viburnum, rhododendrons and azaleas create quite a spring floral display.

Edgeworthia

  • Edgeworthia is grown for it's flowers that appear on it's branch tips -- and it's amazing scent!
  • Individual flowers are bright yellow and are densely packed
  • Also known as the paper bush, because it was used to make paper in China
  • A true plant collectors "statement" plant