Yellow is a colour for the Spring and a really acid lemon yellow seems to relish the first warm shafts of sun, without the colour looking flat.
This plant is a bit of a nothing all year, it has oval lime green leaves, which drop in Autumn, so nothing to write home about in Summer.
It’s little trick is to flower in early early Spring, before it gets any new leaves, so you get hit with a blast of sunshine from the back of the border.
All the lovers of forsythias (yucky plant) are missing out big time, I know forsythia flowers are bright yellow too, but the plant itself is pretty ugly!
Not only does this plant look like the spring sunshine, it smells fabulous! Why would you not want one, so go on dig up the ugly old forsythia and plant one of these instead one if you haven’t got one – get one!