Forsythia Intermedia ‘Lynwood’ is really the star of the genus and Forsythia ‘Beatrix Farrand’ is one other the better known varieties. Deciduous small shrubs grown for the masses of yellow flowers on arching stems in late winter to early spring.
The green foliage that follows is an added feature. Related to the Olive tree Forsythia are a wonderful plant for the garden border and are equally at home as a feature shrub. And those wonderful yellow flowers in late winter to early spring make it well worth a place in the garden.
Care and Pruning
Remember that these shrubs will reach a height of over 3m and need a little space. Growing well in full sun to part shade Forsythia are hardy and frost tolerant.
A natural growth habit will look great, however left unpruned, Forsythia Intermedia Lynwood can get a little out of hand. So how do we prune to get that natural look.
Commence by pruning on a regular basis, remove and dead or damaged growth, and then up to 1/3 of the oldest (tallest) growth at the base each year. This way the you are continually regenerating the bush.
How about a really old Forsythia that is totally out of hand ? Either treat this the same way, or be brutal, and cut it right back the ground all in one go.
The best time to prune, before new growth commences close to the end of winter. This allows you to have a clear view of the structure of the plant. And maybe follow up with a light trim after flowering
Forsythia Intermedia Lynwood are available for sale from the following nurseries and growers
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.