Blog Contributed by Stephen McClain
The genus is named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), a Scottish botanist who was royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society. There are over 20 known varieties of forsythia, many of which have herbal properties that are excellent for natural rememdies. In fact, Forsythia suspensa is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese herbology. Forsythia sticks are used to bow a Korean string instrument called ajaeng.
All in all, this charming and happy plant is a great addition to any landscaping or gardening plot. Plant some forsythia in your garden today for those cheerful early spring flowers! And if you’d like to put a more decorative spin on your hedges, give your local landscaping experts a call for a quote on a forsythia installation. Celebrate our plant of the month and enjoy its gorgeous, yellow flowers that will brighten your landscaping design in time for spring.
In addition to being a manager on the landscaping maintenance, installation and turf management team at Great Estates Landscaping, Stephen McClain is a sports fanatic who enjoys spending time in nature and doing outdoor activities with his family.
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