Forsythia x


USPP 24,361

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  • Spring blooming
  • Deer resistant
  • Shade tolerant

Compact forsythia with superior bloom display. Show Off Starlet® forsythia is a beacon of yellow flowers in spring. This compact selection is the ideal alternative to the huge old gangly varieties, and it has the famous dense bloom set as the original Show Off® forsythia.

USDA Zone 5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to any well-drained soil.

Pruning Blooms on old wood - prune to shape after flowering. Benefits from rejuvenation every 4-6 years since thick stems do not flower as abundantly as younger growth.

Uses Mixed borders; cutting gardens; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips One of the most shade tolerant and deer resistant flowering shrubs. Excellent for cut flowers.