Latin name: Forsythia x intermedia 'Golden Times'.
Common name: Variegated forsythia
Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and wide
Favored growing conditions: Grow in full sun to part shade – tolerates a wide range of soil types.
Flower color: Bright yellow in early spring – just when we need it most!
Hardiness: Zones 5 to ??
Pros: Green and gold foliage add color and interest to the garden through the summer, in addition to the bright yellow flowers in early spring.
Cons: This plant grows large and looks best when allowed to develop its natural shape, so it may not be the best plant for those who have a small yard or like their shrubs “under control.” Like most forsythias, it should be hand-pruned, never sheared.
Comments: Good as specimen shrub or when used in mixed shrub border.
Suggested companion plants: Sambucus nigra 'Gerda' or Weigela 'Wine and Roses'