Forsythia x intermedia 'Fiesta'

Fiesta Border Forsythia




Patents: PP#07523

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Forsythia

Parent: Forsythia x intermedia

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 2 to 3' tall and slightly wider

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Tricolor variegated foliage, green with gold and cream centers, pale yellow flowers in early spring. Spreading dense habit. Deer resistant. Prune in spring immediately after flowering.


Discovered in a group of Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' at Farmington Valley Nursery in Avon, CT in 1977. Patent application filed in 1989 by Harry D. Wilcox Jr.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Rare Find in December 2011 and planted it in the 'In Between Garden'. It did not do well and in April 2013 I moved it to the One Of Everything Garden.

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