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Forsythia x intermedia Week End Courtalyn


A compact form with stunning early spring flowers

One of the most reliable variations of the Forsythia ‘Week End’ produces subtle yellow flowers on bare, erect, arching branches in March and April.


More compact than the ‘Lynwood’ variety, this shrub is ideal for small gardens and should be planted in full sun or partial shade perhaps on a wall side or trellis.


This is a hardy shrub that prospers in most soils and is generally easy to maintain.

Should be pruned after flowering and propagated with semi hardwood cuttings. Has been known to suffer from Galls (abnormal growths).

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - April
Evergreen No
Plant height 160 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 160 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 140 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From March to September