Forsythia Hillier™ ‘Discovery’

‘Discovery’ Forsythia Hillier™

Forsythia x intermedia ‘Discovery’ PPAF

Bright, variegated foliage adds longer seasonal interest to this compact growing variety. Blooms from base to tip of the stem.

Sunset Zones

2B–11, 14–16, 18,19

USDA Zones

-30°F to -20°F USDA zones 4–9

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 5b

‘Discovery’ Forsythia Hillier™ Features

Plant Dimensions

5–6' H x 5–6' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Blooms Earlier, Cut Flowers, Easy Care, Upright Habit, Variegated Foliage


Variegated foliage and golden-yellow blooms

Flowering Season


‘Discovery’ Forsythia Hillier™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established


Fertilize in spring and summer


If needed, prune to shape after spring bloom


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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Your zip code 50307 is in Zone: 5b with a temperature range of: -15 to -10 °F.