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Forsythia Plant

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Lynwood Gold Forsythia is one of our favorite shrubs! It’s an eye-catching, early Spring bloomer that can brighten up any yard with beautiful yellow flowers. Forsythia is one of the earliest blooming shrubs and puts on a spectacular show each year. It produces long, showy, bright blooms measuring 1-2 inches in length, that completely cover each and every stem. It is one of the first items of the landscape to provide color in the spring and boy does it ever – it can’t be missed!

The mature plant size can measure up to 8 feet by 6 feet, although smaller varieties have become available in recent years. It does best in full sun but can do well in partly shady areas too. And once the shrub begins to bloom, the flowers generally last a few weeks before beginning to fade, making way for deep, green leaves. A few blooms may continue throughout the growing season, but it is not typical. Forsythias are the perfect choice to fill a blank spot in your garden fairly fast. But keep in mind, they will grow and grow and grow, so pruning will be necessary to maintain the desired size and shape. It is very important to keep in mind this shrub’s mature size when finding a location for it in your landscape – it can (and will) get big very quickly!

This multi-branched, quick growing, upright shrub is perfect as a hedge or a foundation planting, incorporated in a sunny woodland garden, or in a cottage garden. When used to define an area in your yard, please keep in mind that as a hedge, the plants should be spaced 6 to 8 feet apart. We promise, those early gaps in between the plants will fill up in no time!

Lynwood Gold ForsythiaThere are many benefits to using forsythia in your landscape. They provide beautiful blooms in the early spring (and a ton of them), and can be used in a variety of ways to highlight various areas in your landscape. They’re a multi-purpose shrub that, when planted individually, can highlight a specific flower bed, or when planted side-by-side, create a solid hedge. They grow quickly, are low maintenance (minus the occasional trimming), and require only light watering throughout the year. It should be noted that flowers will form on the prior year’s growth, not on new growth. So, if you’re going to prune them, it’s important to do it immediately after the flowers have bloomed … and don’t worry about trimming back too much. These shrubs will ALWAYS grow back!

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