Forsythia

Forsythia ‘Courtasol’

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of McKay Nursery
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Forsythia (Forsythia ‘Courtasol’)
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Synonyms:  'Gold Tide™'
Genus:  Forsythia
Like other cultivars of this genus, 'Courtasol' is as tough as nails. The biggest difference from the rest, however, lies in its form. The stems reach to only 18 inches tall before arching down to the ground and running along to yield a 5-foot-wide spread. Its grapefruit yellow flowers appear in early spring.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Tough, dwarf form with a profuse blooming habit.
Care:  Plants have been reported to grow well in Zone 5 but with little flowering due to frost damage. In areas where snow cover offers a layer of insulation, the flower buds often go undamaged. For the best performance, set up a soaker hose on a timer until dwarf forsythia is established. Plants flower best in full sun and are fairly adaptable to any soil. If dwarf forsythia should get too entangled with its neighbors, cut the stems back hard just after flowering.
Propagation:  By greenwood cuttings in late spring or early summer, or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Problems:  Arabis mosaic virus, stem gall, dieback, root knot nematode, leaf spot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Flowering Tree,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Screening,
Slopes and Hillsides,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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