Gold Cluster Forsythia

As low as $79.19 was $109.99
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SKU
4786

Spring gold for your garden! The Gold Cluster™ Forsythia (Forsythia 'Courtaneur') displays an abundance of light yellow spring flowers to bust your landscape out of the winter hum-drums! Its eye-popping golden blooms really announce the start of the growing season!

Once the blooms fade, you are treated to deep green foliage that is lush all summer. As if that wasn't enough, the foliage gives way to burgundy in the fall. Truly, Gold Cluster is a showpiece with three seasons of color!

Gold Cluster's more compact form is a problem solver for small gardens. Its naturally compact form keeps pruning to a minimum! Growing just 3-4 feet in height and width, these faster-growing deciduous shrubs are wonderfully easy to grow! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9!

Planting and Application:

It is fast growing to its space-saving mature height and width, quickly filling in its new home with color! It is ideal for urban gardens and low hedges. Create rows or groupings to maximize the spring display, or use these mid-sized shrubs as vibrant backdrops and borders along paths and driveways!

It certainly brightens up front yard foundation planting and a hedge that may be getting a bit leggy - adding their color as facer shrubs. But its size makes it perfect for a backdrop in your perennial bed or to brighten a dull patch in the landscape! Forsythia looks great in its natural form to save you time with pruning!

Gold Cluster is of course a fantastic focal point that anchors garden beds or adds round pops of color anywhere in the sun garden! Create privacy and screening with these bright blooming shrubs by planting them strategically around your seating areas and patios!

  • Liberal Display Of Gold Blooms
  • Lush, Sun-Loving Green Foliage
  • Naturally Rounded & Compact - Requires Little Pruning
  • Burgundy Fall Color
  • Specimen & Accents, Low Hedges, Slopes & Facer Shrubs

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Forsythia shrubs grow best in full sun, and well-drained soil that sheds water quickly after a rainfall. If needed, mound up an elevated planting site with additional soil 18 inches high by three feet wide and plant in that mound. Apply a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Keep container plants well-hydrated, as well. Providing a good layer of mulch will help keep the root system cool and moist.

Prune right after flowering is done. Every so often, prune the largest, thickest canes out at ground level to keep your shrub rejuvenated and healthy. Deer don't prefer the taste. However, deer are hungry and curious. Apply repellent when you plant, and reapply according to label directions.

  • Grows in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Any Well-Drained Soil - Flourishes in Alkaline Conditions
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Very Little Pruning Needed - But Trim After Flowering
  • Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Adaptable & Hardy

Gold Cluster Forsythias early spring blooms provide welcome color to the late winter landscape and it's a must for early interest in mixed shrub borders. Pick yours up from Nature Hills today and let us deliver it to your doorstep!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Gold Cluster Forsythia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Forsythia 'Courtaneur'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering