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Forsythia – Show Off®

Garden Height
60 - 72
Spacing
60 - 72
Spread
60 - 72
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Yellow
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

This little beauty will be a blast of early spring color from the ground up! 

Show Off is not your typical forsythia! It is compact and full of blooms from the ground to the end of every stem. Older varieties can become out of control and often become victims of bad pruning; this little beauty will stay small so there is no need to prune. Now you can have a nice tight, compact forsythia hedge without doing any work! A real improvement over older varieties, Show Off is a very showy choice for the early spring garden.

Features

This little beauty will be a blast of early spring color from the ground up! 

Show Off is not your typical forsythia! It is compact and full of blooms from the ground to the end of every stem. Older varieties can become out of control and often become victims of bad pruning; this little beauty will stay small so there is no need to prune. Now you can have a nice tight, compact forsythia hedge without doing any work! A real improvement over older varieties, Show Off is a very showy choice for the early spring garden.

Resists: Deer

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Prefers a good loose soil, but will do well in any soil. pH adaptable and withstands city conditions and is air pollution tolerant. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering. Old stems can be removed or can be cut back to the ground. Shaping should be done at this time. Prefers medium moisture. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

Uses Notes

An excellent specimen plant for mixed borders and foundations.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Cut Flower, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Like most Forsythia Show Off is a good grower, so prune frequently to create a full container. Do not prune after mid-July, buds set in early fall.

Pest and Disease Management
Watch for Aphids and treat as necessary.

Grower Tips
Should not be forced into flower in the greenhouse. Show Off®, this miniature, upright selection delivers more flowers per inch to create an outstanding spring display. A very compact, dwarf plant which provides lots of spring color in a small space. The Show Off® Starlet is a bright ball of yellow flowers in spring! This new dwarf forsythia is a mass of bright yellow spring flowers from base to tip. The Show Off® has bright yellow early spring flowers. Dwarf habit. Outstanding flower display. Deer resistant.