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Gerald L. Klingaman
FORSYTHIA x intermedia 'Lynwood'
Border Forsythia, Lynwood Border Forsythia
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.
9 - 6
6 - 9
A2, A3, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m
Early Spring, Late Winter
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Green, Purple, Yellow Green, Burgundy
Yellow Green, Tan
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
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