Plant of the Week

Northern Gold Forsythia

Hardiness Zone:2–3
Sunlight:Full sun to part sun


The Northern Gold Forsythia is a spring time treat, as they burst into outstanding yellow flowers before the leaves even appear. Forsythia's need a sheltered area with good snow cover for successful blooming. Their beautiful dark green foliage creates an attractive summer shrub.


Forsythias can grow quite tall, so regular pruning will keep them in check. Crowded shoots should be thinned out from the centre and flowering shoots can be cut back to a strong bud. But remember to prune after they are done flowering.