Forsythia x intermedia 'Pringold' - Princeton Gold'

Family: Oleaceae.
Landscape value: An excellent, early flowering shrub with a spectacular golden yellow floral display before the leaves appear. A tough, dense shrub that can brighten up a dull garden area.
Height: 3 metre(s)
Width: 3 metre(s)
Growth rate: Moderate to fast.
Habit: Upright branching, broad, dense shrub.
Foliage: Dark green ovate-oblong leaves with serrate margins towards the leaf-tip. Becoming purplish in autumn.
Flowers: Intense yellowish-gold in late winter, early spring, appearing before the leaves emerge. Larger and more profuse than common for the species.
Fruit: Insignificant capsule.
Bark: Olive-yellow.
Tolerances: Very easily cultivated, thriving in all types of fertile soil. Performs in the sun or partial shade, but requires full sun to maximise flowering. Old flowering shoots should be thinned out and pruned back immediately after flowering to within two to three centimetres of the old wood. Adapts to urban conditions.
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All tree sizes are an estimate of the tree dimensions at 20 years.