Magical® Gold Forsythia
Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
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Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||for-SITH-i-a in-ter-MEE-dee-uh|
|Lore||Forsythia has been used in Chinese medicine for aeons where it is listed among the 50 essential herbs. It is valued chiefly for its antiseptic effect used to treat wounds and boils. Like calendula of the west, forsythia flower petals also contain powerful bacteria fighting properties which make it an important dressing.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||Early color from forsythias deserves a well-chosen place in the garden. This smaller variety is particularly well suited for the limited spaces of front yard foundation planting where it may achieve its natural character without shearing. Use at the back of the shrub border for spring brilliance when all else is leafless, then when green it will fade to a rich background for summer bloomers. Create a hedge of bright bold flowers to divide front yards or to line the edge of a driveway. Outstanding against white picket fences where color shows through the slats. Makes a big surprise in wild gardens when the color jumps out of a still dormant landscape. As suited to an informal cottage garden as it is a manicured estate landscape.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Quince (Chaenomeles); Redbud (Cercis); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Iris (Iris)|
Easy to grow in average to poor, well-drained soils. Best flowering in full sun. Water regularly, deeply during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8