Plant Care Forsythia Viridissima

Forsythia Viridissima

About Forsythia Viridissima

This species is native to China. The best time to prune is after the plant has bloomed. This plant can be rejuvenated by cutting to the ground every few years.


Forsythia viridissima

Also known as

Chinese golden bell tree, Chinese golden bell tree, Chinese golden bell tree, green-stemmed forsythia, greenstem forsythia and Korean forsythia

How to care for Forsythia Viridissima


How often to water your Forsythia Viridissima

Water needs for Forsythia Viridissima
0.5 cups
every 9

Forsythia Viridissima needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Forsythia Viridissima

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Chinese golden bell tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Forsythia Viridissima: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Forsythia Viridissima love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Forsythia Viridissima does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Forsythia Viridissima

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Forsythia Viridissima: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Forsythia Viridissima after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Forsythia Viridissima is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Forsythia Viridissima

Forsythia Viridissima

Forsythia Viridissima

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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