DESCRIPTION: A lovely shrub with an abundance of lemon-yellow bell shaped flowers along the branches in early spring, prior to leafing out. A compact border shrub, forming a mound that's much...
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DESCRIPTION: A lovely shrub with an abundance of lemon-yellow bell shaped flowers along the branches in early spring, prior to leafing out. A compact border shrub, forming a mound that's much wider than tall. Requires adequate snow cover over winter for successful blooming. A deer resistant and low maintenance shrub. 

BOTANICAL NAME: Forsythia intermedia 'Courtasol'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 0.6 Meter
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Lemon-yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Early spring before leaves
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Dark green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 4 ( Should survive up to -34.4° Celsius ) - Warranty only if planted in sheltered location.
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

Ornamental Features

Gold Tide Forsythia is bathed in stunning lemon yellow bell-shaped flowers along the branches in early spring before the leaves. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has forest green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. 

Landscape Attributes

Gold Tide Forsythia is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favour of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gold Tide Forsythia is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Gold Tide Forsythia will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Gold Tide Forsythia makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. 

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