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FORSYTHIA x intermedia 'Lynwood'

Image of Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Oleaceae

Botanical Name

FORSYTHIA x intermedia 'Lynwood'

Plant Common Name

Border Forsythia, Lynwood Border Forsythia

General Description

Forsythia x intermedia is an arching deciduous shrub resulting from the cross between weeping forsythia and greenstem forsythia. Its cultivar ‘Lynwood Gold’ bears an abundance of bright yellow flowers in late winter and early spring. The flowers open wider than those of most other cultivars. The medium-green leaves sometimes turn purplish in fall. 'Lynwood Gold' needs full sun and fertile, well drained soil, but will tolerate a wide range of conditions. It is hardy to USDA zone 4, but the flower buds are reliably hardy only to zone 6. Prune judiciously to preserve its arching habit. It works well as a specimen, in mixed borders, or in groupings. Stems may be cut in late winter and brought indoors to force open the flowers in a vase of water.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m

  • Width

    6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Arching/Fountain-shaped

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Purple, Yellow Green, Burgundy

  • Bark Color

    Yellow Green, Tan

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No