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Monique Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes
Owen Johnson (2022)
Johnson, O. (2022), 'Forsythia 'Fontanna'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.
USDA Hardiness Zone 4
RHS Hardiness Rating H6
A hardy hybrid of Polish origin, with very large flowers (Hatch 2021–2022) and widely arching twigs. It parentage is given as F. × intermedia ‘Vitellina’ × F. ovata by Dirr (2009), though it is duplicated in Hatch’s Cultivars of Woody Plants (Hatch 2021–2022) as a clone of F. viridissima.
Fontanna means ‘fountain’ in Polish, but the name often erroneously appears as ‘Fontana’.