Friday, April 11, 2008

Forsythia 'Suwan Gold'

A change from the other forsythias, this one has gold leaves and gold flowers. It is a japonica rather than an intermedia and its final size is smaller so it is more friendly for a smaller yard. The gold color stays pretty much the same over the season as long as it gets enough sun. I don't think it flowers as much as some of the others, but it is quite a lovely bush anyway. We have several scattered over the gardens and people are always amazed that it is a forsythia since it doesn't look like what they are expecting, but then a lot of our forsythias don't. That's the fun of gardening/collecting - to find the unusual and enjoy it in your own garden.

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