General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Weeping Forsythia
  • Lian Qiao

Photo Gallery

Date: 2014-04-02
Location: Hinsdale, Illinois
Date: 2021-06-23
sheared by a landscape company in summer

Date: 2014-04-02

Photo by 松岡明芳 Songgang Ming Fang
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2015-01-31
Heirloom Variety

Photo by KENPEI
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 20, 2020 1:29 PM concerning plant:
    I used to have a photo of a Weeping Forsythia that existed in a bed along a red brick building in Hinsdale, Illinois in the 1980's & 1990's. It was about 5 feet high and wider to the sides. I was a groundsman and kept it from spreading too far forward, as its stems and twigs kept hitting the ground in front of it and were rooting. It was in part shade and it never bloomed well. Fortunately, this shrub is very infrequently found, as it is not really pretty and gets messy unless heavily pruned. It is native to China. In June 2021 I went back visiting Hinsdale and discovered that the shrub was still there, but it had been sheared. Most landscape companies do not know how to prune and just quickly give shrubs a quick haircut so they become rounded lumps.

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