Plant Care Chinese golden bell tree

Chinese golden bell tree

About Chinese golden bell tree

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.

Taxonomy

Forsythia viridissima
Forsythia
Oleaceae
Lamiales

Also known as

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

How to care for Chinese golden bell tree

Water

How often to water your Chinese golden bell tree

Water needs for Chinese golden bell tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Chinese golden bell tree 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 Chinese golden bell tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Chinese golden bell tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese golden bell tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chinese golden bell tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Chinese golden bell tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese golden bell tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese golden bell tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese golden bell tree: 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 Chinese golden bell tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chinese golden bell tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Chinese golden bell tree

Chinese golden bell tree

Chinese golden bell tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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