Forsythia Lynwood Gold
'Lynwood' (also sometimes commonly called 'Lynwood Gold') is a naturally-occurring branch sport of Forsythia x intermedia 'Spectabilis'. It was originally discovered in 1935 growing in a garden called Lynwood located in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is a vigorous, heavy-blooming forsythia that is noted for producing a spectacular late winter to early spring bloom of somewhat larger-than-usual bright yellow flowers which are abundant and well-distributed along the branches. And those single, axillary, broad-petaled, yellow flowers (to 1 3/4" long) literally cover the shrub with bloom before the new spring foliage emerges. After flowering, 'Lynwood' blends back into the landscape for the remainder of the growing season as an upright-spreading, somewhat nondescript, green-leaved, deciduous shrub. It typically grows to 6-9' tall and as wide. Ovate leaves (to 3 1/2” long) with toothed margins are dark green. Leaves turn yellow with purple tinges in fall.