Forsythia 'Maluch'

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Kindly sponsored by
Monique Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes

Credits

Owen Johnson (2022)

Recommended citation
Johnson, O. (2022), 'Forsythia 'Maluch'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/forsythia/forsythia-maluch/). Accessed 2022-06-29.

Genus

Glossary

hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
trifoliate
With three leaves or leaflets.

Credits

Owen Johnson (2022)

Recommended citation
Johnson, O. (2022), 'Forsythia 'Maluch'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/forsythia/forsythia-maluch/). Accessed 2022-06-29.

USDA Hardiness Zone 4

RHS Hardiness Rating H6

A Polish hybrid probably deriving from Bolesław Suszka’s breeding work in the 1950s; it is listed as F. × intermedia ‘Vitellina’ × F. ovata (Arbofux 2021) but is also described by Arboretum Wirty in Poland as a hybrid of F. × intermedia with F. koreana. It was introduced to the Chicago Botanic Garden in the United States by Kris Jarantoski in 2000 (Chicago Botanic Garden 2020).

‘Maluch’ – the name means ‘little child’ in Polish – is very hardy and forms a compact, regularly-branchy bush only 1 m high; its abundant flowers are golden yellow with much darker markings in the throat (Chicago Botanic Garden 2020). Its narrow, grey-green leaves are sometimes trifoliate.