Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta' (Fiesta Variegated Forsythia)
Botanical Name:Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta' Common Name:
Fiesta Variegated Forsythia
Golden yellow flower
Light green leaves with a creamy golden center.
A dry brown capsule that is not ornamental.
Upright and mounding with a medium rate of growth.
Fairly slow growing, but will eventually reach 6 feet to 8 feet tall.
Full sun for best leaf color but will tolerate partial shade.
None as this is a hybrid, which was discovered in New Zealand.
The red stems contrast nicely with the foliage and can be quite showy.
Description: This is a variegated form of forsythia which makes a very nice medium sized plant. It grows far slower than the other forms of forsythia we grow but will eventually get 6 to 8 feet tall. It flowers with typical forsythia flowers. Its main difference from other forsythias is the variegated leaf and reddish stems that make quite a show throughout the entire summer, as opposed to the other varieties of forsythia which make a big splash in the early spring and just take up room for the rest of the year.