Forsythia ovata 'Northern Gold'


Photo courtesy of Bailey Nursery

  • Compact, upright shrub
  • Yellow-gray bark
  • Tubular yellow flowers in April
  • Developed in Canada; excellent bud hardiness
Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in average, well-drained soil

Prune after flowering to maintain size/shape

Great specimen or as a hedge

Tough and fast growing

Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 6-8 ft
Price Level 1: $49.99~#5
Bloom Color: Yellow
Zone: 3-6

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Fast Growing
  • Vigorous
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained