New Hampshire Gold Forsythia
Forsythia x 'New Hampshire Gold'
Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Oleaceae
Plant Description: Deciduous flowering shrub. Selected for its extreme cold hardiness, flower bud will survive to -35 degrees F. Bright yellow flowers appear in early spring followed by mid-green foliage; fall turns the foliage to dark purple. Full sun promotes the best flowering. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types. Requires moderate amounts of watering once established.
Plant Care: Prune regularly to promote health, provide air circulation, maintain a desirable shape, and to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning is best done in late-winter to early spring for most trees and late-spring for spring blooming shrubs. When pruning, remove 1/3rd of the oldest branches by cutting at the base of the shrub. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Mature Size: 6' tall and wide
Utah Native: N
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Bloom Period: Mar - Apr
Light Requirement: Sun to Shade
Irrigation Requirement: Moderate