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Lynwood Gold Forsythia

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Heralding the arrival of spring, this popular shrub features prolific yellow flowers smothering the branches in early spring ahead of the leaves, the rest of the year rather unassuming; an upright cultivar with showy bright yellow flowers

Characteristics

Species:
x intermedia
Other Species Names:
Border Forsythia, Goldenbells
Average Landscape Height:
8 feet
Average Landscape Width:
10 feet
Genus:
Forsythia
Cultivar:
Lynwood Gold
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
gold
Flower Form:
bell
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Lynwood Gold Forsythia is bathed in stunning gold bell-shaped flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green deciduous foliage. The serrated pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Lynwood Gold Forsythia is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Lynwood Gold Forsythia will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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