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Forsythia 'Kolgold' Magical Gold
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Forsythia x intermedia 'Magical Gold'


Forsythia 'Kolgold' Magical Gold blooms on both old and new wood! Not only does this provide greater bloom power, it also means that pruning is not an issue. Extra large, rich golden-yellow flowers completely shroud the bare stems in early spring that are wonderful for cutting and bringing indoors. Becomes the focal point of the landscape when in full bloom and blends well with other plants when the rich green foliage emerges after the flowers. 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. When 'Kolgold' turns 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.



Forsythia Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in average to poor, well-drained soils. Best flowering in full sun. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates periodic drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.


48-60 in



36-48 in


Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Forsythia x intermedia 'Magical Gold'

Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Border or Bed
Cut Flower
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