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Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' known as Golden bells


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' known as Golden bells Reply with quote

This is Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' commonly known as 'Forsythia' or "Golden bell".




This popular deciduous shrub reaches heights of 3 metres (10ft); it has a spread of approx 2.5 metres (7.5ft).
Forsythia is a spring stalwart with spectacular and dramatic flower colour often used as a spring cut flower.
Massed sprays of bright yellow star-like flowers crowd the leafless stems from as early as February and continue to flower until the end of March.
The lush green foliage will arrive just as the flowering is coming to a close very similar to the Kerria plant.
Forsythia is tough and robust with very few pest and disease problems, it can have a tendency to wilt in very dry weather so water when needed and incorporate a good quantity of bulky compost when planting.
This spring charm will grow in anything from full sun to partial shade and is not fussy on soil ph.
If you have problems with air pollution e.g. vehicle exhausts, well select Forsythia as it is resistant to these emissions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' known as Golden bells Reply with quote

I have it in my garden. Its a great plant, tough and easy to grow. It is the best spring flowering shrub in my garden by far. I get and read conflicting reports on how to prune it. How do ye all prune forsythia. Is there a special way in Ireland.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' known as Golden bells Reply with quote

Hi Verge
When it reaches the hight you want , prune after flowering finishes as next years flowers are produced on stems that grow during the current summer.
A hedge shears is best and there is no special way to do it
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:34 pm    Post subject: Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood' known as Golden bells Reply with quote

Great stuff lads.

Now, any member has access to info on the cultivation and pruning of the shrub Forsythia x intermedia 'Lynwood'.
This will help prevent the Forsythia's we regularly see that are all leaf and no flower.
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