my question is regarding a forsythia that has not returned to grow this...

Asked May 22, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

my question is regarding a forsythia that has not returned to grow this spring and is quite dead - it is one of three and one that has been replaced for three years - this was a group of three, all planted at the same time and within only a few feet of each other. last year, I replaced as much of the planting area soil as possible and still the results are the same.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Forsythia is a very vigorous plant and some kind of abiotic problem is usually the cause of their death--standing water, planting too deeply, etc. http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG202_Planting_Problems_Trees_Shrubs.pdf
If you have two forsythias a few feet from each other, they will soon fill in the space between them. vw