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PlantFiles: Forsythia
Forsythia 'Gold Tide'

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Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Forsythia (for-SITH-ee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Tide
Additional cultivar information: (PP09104, aka Gold Tide, Courtasol)
Hybridized by Cadic; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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Category:
Groundcovers
Shrubs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Carolsflowers On Feb 10, 2013, Carolsflowers from Brunswick, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very showy flowers in the early spring. I use it to slightly drape over my wing walls. In good dirt mine are every bit of 3 feet tall and dense. The neutral comes from the fact that the branches will easily take root where they even come close to the ground. While not overly aggressive they do spread. Cutting the rooted branches back a couple of times per year takes care of this.

Positive tauberp On Jan 4, 2012, tauberp from Aurora, IL wrote:

Had my forsythias for 4 years now. I have 8 plants in clusters around our patio, and they are beautiful in bloom, light green foliage in summer, and great yellow/purple/red fall color. Extremely hardy, and fantastic for smaller spaces as they grow to just about 3 ft height. Very low maintenance required, and thrive in my clay soil regardless of weather. My favorite forsythia.

Positive catherined On Apr 12, 2011, catherined from Crawford, GA wrote:

I've grown this plant for about 5 years, through several years of drought, and one heavy, extended snowy period. It is tough as nails, stays knee high or lower, and blooms well. I have combined it with Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue' in front, and Spirea prunifolia 'Plena' behind for an almost effortless beautiful combination that thrives and survives with little care.

Positive rkwright85 On Aug 13, 2010, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is my favorite forsythia because it spreads like a ground cover and it has sort of a reddish fall color. I have these planted around some lilacs and it's really a nice combination.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 29, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Dwarf sport of 'Spring Glory'.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crawford, Georgia
Aurora, Illinois
West Friendship, Maryland
Horton, Michigan
Brunswick, Missouri
Honeoye Falls, New York
Akron, Ohio
Mountlake Terrace, Washington



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