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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.  Forsythia blooms last nearly 2 weeks and make for excellent cut flowers!  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.

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 Gold’ may be used for cut flowers. It also makes an excellent cover for fencing, a beautiful border plant, or a lovely hedge. Forsythia is easy to grow and is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.

Tip: Pruning - It is recommended 'Lynwood' Gold forsythia be allowed 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. Fertilizer: Use a low nitrogen fertilizer, when planting.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly to keep soil moist, not wet.

Planting Instructions: Choose a location in full sun to partial shade with average, well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the plant crown (where the 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. Mulch may be applied to the root zone to maintain temperature.

Pests or Diseases: Minimal issues. Tolerant of urban pollution.