Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood'
Common Name: Forsythia
Species: x intermedia
Wm. Forsyth was Head of the Royal Gardens, Kensington during the 1700’s.
Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: February to April|
Soil: Average, moderately fertile soil.
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
With its branches smothered in vivid yellow flowers this deciduous shrub is a really cheery sight on a shivery day in early spring. The flowers appear before the bright green leaves covering the plant in a fine cloth of gold. Try it as part of a winter scheme at the back of a border where it can be seen from the house or as an informal hedge.
Garden Care: Prune out one or two old main stems at the base after flowering. Thin out crowded shoots from the centre and to keep a compact appearance cut back flowered shoots to a strong bud.