Forsythia - 'No Leaves'

Perhaps a little bit more information?

«1

Posts

  • Don't know what happened there, typed it all out and nothing showed up. Anyway, my long established Forsythia used to be one of my best early shows and now I have large swathes of it which are void of any leaves. It seems to be following the same pattern when it was in flower, again just branches with nothing on them. Other parts seem to still be quite bushy and did flower. Is it time to dig it up and buy a greenhouse?
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,618

    Yes, absolutely - but then I really dislike forsythia.  Even so a greenhouse would be so much more interesting all year round.

    The Vendée, France
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I'd try pruning out the bare branches, giving it a feed and a few months to see what happens. But I do like forsythia image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,618

    Alina!  Honestly?  Boring brown bare stems all winter followed by ghastly acid yellow blossom for 2 weeks and then dull green foliage till leaf fall.  What's to like?

    So many more interesting shrubs to grow.  Or a greenhouse.

    The Vendée, France
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    But forsythia grows in my front garden, Obelixx image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,618

    It used to grow in my back garden but I got rid.

    The Vendée, France
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    But I'd need a pneumatic drill.. image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,618

    Mine got badly frosted one year and needed much cutting back and it didn't really recover well so I got OH to dig it out.   It was quite a job but worth it.

    The Vendée, France
  • annieinceannieince Posts: 1

    Haha, just what I needed, somebody to give me the idea that forsythia is a bit of a poor thing.  Especially this year when I've had the same prob as Gary Smith2.  Will try Alina W's advice, and, if that doesn't work, do what obelixx says.

  • Thanks for all the comments, I will try a bit of pruning and feeding and see if I can get some acid yellow flowers and dull green foliage back into my life!
«1
Sign In or Register to comment.