SHOW OFF® Forsythia

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 5-6' Width/Spread: 5-6'

A superior flower display sets this variety apart from others. Large golden flowers bloom from base to tip for a lush, full display. This is a compact form with a nice habit. Will tolerate black walnut. Will tolerate occasional dry conditions once established.


Light: Needs full to partial sun exposure to grow robustly.

Soil: Grows well in any soil.

Water: Average water needs and is drought tolerant once it’s established.

Fertilizing: Not typically needed, but if you’d like you can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for flowering shrubs.

Pruning: Pruning is has to be perfectly timed not to interfere with flowering. If you’d like to shape it, you can do so just after it finishes flowering in the springtime. Rejuvenation pruning is recommended. Cut 1/3 of the old, thick branches down completely every three to five years. This will encourage the plant to create juvenile growth, which flowers most abundantly.

Other: Flowering branches make a beautiful solo flower arrangement. If you’d like to gather stems, spread your cuts around the plant to prevent it from getting a funky shape and having noticeable holes in the habit.

Botanical Name

Forsythia x 'Mindor' PP#19,321


5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun



Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Rock gardens


Alkaline soil, Award winner, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant

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