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Northern Gold Forsythia

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 6 

A hardy cultivar, the Northern Gold Forsythia is ideal for adding some spring color in colder areas. Growing to around 6 to 8 feet high, it produces a wonderful and cheering display of golden-yellow flowers in April. Tough and easy to grow, this forsythia is tolerant of many growing conditions and has a multitude of uses. 

Northern Gold was specifically bred in Canada to cope with the cold and is more hardy than other forsythias, growing well in zones 3 to 6. It is fast growing and is even left alone by Bambi, Thumper and their friends. Perfect for a cottage garden planting scheme, you can also grow Northern Gold Forsythia as a hedge or a free-standing specimen. 

Northern Gold Forsythia Care

The best flowering displays are produced when Northern Gold is grown in full sun to partial shade. It prefers fertile and well-drained soil that is kept moist. Poor soil can be enriched with compost prior to planting, and a general fertilizer can be applied in late winter to help encourage more blooms. Deep and regular watering is required for the first two years at least. It shows some drought tolerance once established, but it prefers moist moist. 

The Northern Gold Forsythia naturally forms a pleasing shape. To maintain plant health and vigor, you can remove up to one-third of the oldest stems annually immediately after flowering. 

Northern Gold Forsythia Spacing

Once established, the Northern Gold Forsythia can reach 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. If grown as a group, you can space this shrub around 5 to 7 feet apart.

Northern Gold Forsythia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 6
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet
Spacing: 5 - 7 Feet
Habit: Columnar, Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Golden-Yellow
Bloom Period: Spring, Winter
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Deep Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand:
Common Name: Northern Gold Forsythia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Forsythia 'Northern Gold'
SKU:
1231001955-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.