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Where to plant a forsythia cutting

Hello, where would be a good place to plant the forsythia cutting my brother gave me last year that appears to have doubled in size in the last couple of months.  Its currently in a 3litre pot and I'm keen to get it into the garden. Any tips are gratefully appreciated for this novice gardener!  With thanks,


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    A sunny spot is ideal-they flower on wood made this year for flowering next year so do not prune for 12 months.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    They will also tolerate less sunny positions as long as they get a few hours' sunshine a day - mine has a north-westerly aspect.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 23,415

    At the back of a border because, once they've done the flashy yellow flowering thing in spring, they're desperately dull for the rest of the year.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hi, thanks for your advice, the space i have available is north / west facing so once all this rain stops I'll get digging! 

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