Forsythia 'Northern Gold'

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Sponsor

Kindly sponsored by
Monique Gudgeon, Sculpture by the Lakes

Credits

Owen Johnson (2022)

Recommended citation
Johnson, O. (2022), 'Forsythia 'Northern Gold'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/forsythia/forsythia-northern-gold/). Accessed 2022-12-01.

Genus

Glossary

USDA
United States Department of Agriculture.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).

Credits

Owen Johnson (2022)

Recommended citation
Johnson, O. (2022), 'Forsythia 'Northern Gold'' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/forsythia/forsythia-northern-gold/). Accessed 2022-12-01.

USDA Hardiness Zone 3

RHS Hardiness Rating H7

Felicitas Svedja experimented with forsythia breeding at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada, from 1960 (Cadic 1988); ‘Northern Gold’, a hybrid of F. europaea with F. ovata ‘Ottawa’, was selected by Dexter Sampson for its rich gold flowers (Dirr 2009), which are ‘pin-eyed’. The plant itself is hardy to USDA zone 3 (Stewart 2021). Though bred for use in very harsh climates (it is hardy to USDA zone 3 (Stewart 2021)) ‘Northern Sun’ flowers well as a young plant at Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset, in conditions equivalent to zone 9 (M. Gudgeon pers. comm.) and is available in the UK from Bluebell Nursery (RHS 2020).