by johnah on November 24, 2020
Forsythia is one of the most popular plants in the world. Its popularity stems from its ability to provide beautiful foliage and flowers year after year. For those who are interested in growing it, there are many varieties available. They range from small shrubs to large trees with thousands of leaves each! There have been studies done on various types of forsythia, but not all of them have been published yet so they cannot be used as a reference when propagating forsythia.
There are two main ways to propagate forsythia: seeds or cutting roots. Seeds are easy to get, and since they come from a plant that grows naturally, they don’t require any special care.
However, cutting roots take time and effort because you need to dig up the soil around the roots. If you want your plants to grow faster, then planting them directly into the ground would be better than digging them up first.
The best way to propagate forsythia is through propagation of cutting roots. These are the easiest type of propagation to do, and they work well even if you’re not very familiar with forsythia.
Cutting roots are just like seedlings except that they only produce new growth from their own roots instead of from other plants’ roots. You can easily propagate cutting roots by taking cuttings (baby plantlets) from them, which you can buy at nurseries or online.
The important thing is to choose good plants to take the cuttings from. If you want to buy a forsythia plant, then make sure that it’s in a large pot (preferably at least 20 inches wide) and that the forsythia plant has several stems and branches.
After you have your cutting root, place it in a pot that is larger than the original one (at least 24 inches) and keep the soil moist (but not soggy). There’s no need to change the soil; you can reuse it.
After several weeks, you should see new growth. When this happens, you can decide where to plant it; remember that forsythia plants are very resilient so they can grow just about anywhere!
Another way to grow forsythia is by seeding. This is very easy to do, and you can start this process as soon as you get the seeds.
However, it takes a while before any forsythia plants can be planted outdoors (even if they’re in pots), so you’ll need to plan ahead.
The easiest way to do this is to put the seeds into small pots and cover them with soil. Keep these pots in a warm and sunny place (but not in the hot summer sun) and keep the soil moist.
It should start growing in a few weeks, but don’t be surprised if some of them die. This is normal. Once they have grown large enough, you can plant them in your garden or keep them in their own pots.
So there you have it: two different ways to grow forsythia from cuttings or seeds. Either way, you’re sure to have beautiful bushes and flowers in no time.
Sources & references used in this article:
Relationships between shoot growth and rooting of cuttings in three contrasting species of ornamental shrub by YH Howard – Journal of Horticultural Science, 1996 – Taylor & Francis
Horticulture 202 2015 by M Lemmon, C Deziel, RK Hermann, DP Lavender… – 2015 – sites.psu.edu
Author Archives: mel5413 by M Lemmon, C Deziel, RK Hermann, DP Lavender… – 2015 – sites.psu.edu