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Forsythia, 'Lynwood Gold'

Add a blanket of color to your garden with ‘Lynwood Gold’!  This easy to grow shrub blooms early in the spring, revealing vibrant yellow flowers along its stems.  Then, blossoms evolve into a stunning purple in the fall.  This reliable shrub prefers well-drained soil but is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.  It also tolerates moderate drought and is resistant to pests.  ‘Lynwood Gold’ would make an excellent cover for fencing, a beautiful border plant, or a lovely hedge.

  • Drought tolerant

  • Hardy and reliable

  • Resistant to pests


The Forsythia, 'Lynwood Gold', is an old traditional favorite that is thought of as the official harbinger of spring. It has an upright spreading habit and big yellow flowers up the entire length of the stem. 'Lynwood Gold' is one of the best and most reliable of the forsythias. The flowering stems appear as deep golden wands in April. This forsythia is a dense growing plant with an upright habit. Many people are familiar with forsythia bushes because their yellow blossoms are some of the first of spring. These garden plants are deciduous shrubs that are very easy to grow and require little maintenance or special conditions. The bush is tolerant of pollution and can take many different soil types. Look for an area that has full sun and well-drained soil. Forsythia grows quickly, about 1-2 feet per year, so make sure that it has plenty of space. Allow a diameter of about 8 or more feet around the shrub.

Plant Details +

Botanical Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold'
Common Name Forsythia ‘Lynwood Gold’
Family Oleaceae
Height 8-10'
Spacing 5-6'
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Green leaves with toothed margins
Flower Golden Yellow
Bloomtime Early Spring

General Information +

General Characteristics: Lynwood' Forsythia are also very easy to grow. They thrive in even the worst soil and just do what they're supposed to without any problems. They can be pruned or left natural. General rules for pruning 'Lynwood' Gold forsythia are to allow plants to develop for the first three years with minimal pruning. Once plants are established prune in mid-spring after flowering by thinning out crowded stems from the center of the shrub. Also remove one or two old stems from the base. A little pruning will go a long way to keep your forsythia attractive and free flowering.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the plant crown (where top meets the roots) 1-2” deep, make sure 4-5” of the top shows above the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Fertilize when planting.