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Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta'
(Fiesta Variegated Forsythia)


Botanical Name:
Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta'

Common Name:
Fiesta Variegated Forsythia

Plant Hardiness: Zone 5

Flower: Golden yellow flower

Bloom Time: Early spring

Foliage: Light green leaves with a creamy golden center.

Fruit: A dry brown capsule that is not ornamental.

Habit: Upright and mounding with a medium rate of growth.

Size: Fairly slow growing, but will eventually reach 6 feet to 8 feet tall.

Sun Exposure: Full sun for best leaf color but will tolerate partial shade.

Native Habitat: None as this is a hybrid, which was discovered in New Zealand.

Other Features: 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.



 
   

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