Of refined, delicate appearance year-long, this woodland shrub from Japan makes a great substitute for witchhazel in smaller gardens. It slowly mounds up, becoming more broad than tall, and is easily maintained. Primrose yellow flowers cover the branches in early spring. Prefers moist, partially shaded borders and open woods, but tolerates a sunny spot fine: it just grows more slowly in full sun.
Forsythia x intermedia Magical® Gold ‘Kolgold’ (Magical® Gold Forsythia)
First on market Forsythia variety to bloom on old wood in addition to new, so this is a huge improvement for a popular landscape plant that needs regular pruning to keep it looking its best. Imagine not having to cut your Forsythia back and lament cutting away the very reasons for growing it in the first place. Long, straight stems are perfect to cut for an indoor vase.