Although spring may not be here yet, it is never to early to start looking at early spring flowers.
This week's Phil favorite is Forsythia, a showy, deciduous shrub with a broad, rounded outline on an upright form that absolutely explodes with masses of soft yellow flowers to herald the arrival of spring.
Use as a barrier hedge or screen or plant as a stand along shrub. Easy to grow in average to poor, well-drained soils. Part to full sun. Prune to shape after bloom.
Zone: 3 - 9 depending on variety (11 different varieties) and can
grow upwards of 10 - 12 feet high.