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Lynwood Gold Forsythia


The Lynwood Gold Forsythia, Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood Gold', is an old time favorite with an upright spreading habit and big yellow flowers up the entire length of stem.

The Lynwood Gold forsythia is one of the best and most reliable of forsythias. The flowering stems appear as deep golden wands in April. The 'Lynwood Gold' forsythia is a dense growing plant with an upright habit.

Lynwood Gold forsythia is excellent for hedging, fast growing and tolerant of moist soils. Lynwood Gold forsythia grows 6 to 8 feet tall and wide and does best in sun to light shade.

Lynwood Gold forsythia plants do not need perfect soil, but will perform best when planted in well-drained soil that is enriched with organic humus.

So the addition of peat moss or processed manure or compost at planting time is really beneficial in getting the plant off to a good start.

Lynwood Gold forsythia is a deciduous shrub that is best planted or transplanted during the dormant season.

However, with the advent of container growing many nurseries and garden centers now carry the plants year-round.

Container grown plants can be safely planted at any time throughout the year if the ground is not frozen.

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 midspring 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.

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