Forsythia x intermedia ‘Lynwood’ (‘Lynwood Gold’)
Deciduous, Shrubs, Flowers
Native to China and Korea. From late winter to early spring, these fountain-shaped shrubs’ bare branches are covered with 3/4–1 1/2-in. yellow flowers; budded branches can be forced for indoor bloom. During the rest of the growing season, medium green, rounded leaves with pointed tips blend well with other background shrubs. Use as a screen, espalier, or bank cover; or plant in a shrub border. Tolerate most soils. Prune after bloom by cutting to the ground a third of the branches that have flowered; also remove the oldest branches and weak or dead wood. In coldest-winter climates, flower buds may be destroyed by temperatures of 15° to 20°F/26° to 29°C.
This group of hybrids between parents F. suspensa and F. viridissima includes several varieties whose sizes range from 2 ft. to 10 ft. tall.
Grows stiffly upright to 7 ft. with a 4–6-ft. spread. Profuse tawny yellow blooms survive spring storms.
These cold-hardy introductions have extended the range of forsythia into regions formerly too cold for...
Grows upright to 10 ft. tall, 7 ft. wide. Branches are thickly set with deep yellow flowers marked wit...
Upright grower to 4–5 ft. tall and wide. Deep golden yellow blooms clothe stems densely from the...