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‘Kolgold’ Forsythia

Forsythia × intermedia 'Kolgold'

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Striking, extra-large yellow blooms cover each stem from base to tip in early spring.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsForsythia are widely recognized for their utility in a shrub border, bank, or for hedging, and for their light to deep yellow, four-petaled flowers. Choice cultivars are suitable for specimen planting or rock garden placement. The branches are great for arrangements and are easy to force in late winter. 

CareGrow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Prune after flowering (one option is to remove the oldest stems and selectively shape).

PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in late spring or early summer, take semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

ProblemsArabis mosaic virus, stem gall, dieback, root knot nematode, leaf spot.

  • Genus : Forsythia
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Spring
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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