SHOW OFF STARLET® Forsythia

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 2-3' Width/Spread: 2-3'

It has the same excellent flower display as the original Show Off® forsythia, but this dwarf variety grows just 3′ tall. It is ideal for smaller landscapes. Will tolerate black walnut. Tolerates occasional dry spells once it is established.


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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 'Minfor6' PP#24,361

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Yellow

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Spring

Uses

Containers, Herb Gardens, Specimen

Features

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

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