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Forsythia 'Fool's Gold'

Forsythia x intermedia 'Fool's Gold'
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One of the first shrubs to show color, this bright indicator of spring bears dozens of bright yellow tassel-like flowers along bare branches late winter into early spring. Green leaves emerge after bloom. Use in containers, low borders, cutting gardens, or as a specimen plant.

Plant with Camellia


  • Landscape Size: 5' tall, 4' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zones: 1-11, 14
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Flowers for Cutting, Cold Hardy, Waterwise

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Although tolerant of most soils, plant in enriched soil with good drainage. Prune immediately after bloom. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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