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Show Off Starlet Forsythia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

Show Off Starlet Forsythia is more compact and produces more bright yellow blossoms than the typical older forsythia plants you may have had or have in your landscape. This plant won’t take over your garden and doesn’t need to be trimmed back every year.

This low maintenance plants can be used in perennial beds, mass plantings, to create low borders, in shrub beds and because of its compact size as a foundation plant. The branches can also be used in bouquets when flowering or cut a few weeks before flowering and brought inside to be forced into blooming early.

Show Off Starlet Forsythia Care

Grow Show Off Starlet Forsythia in a full sun location in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 8. This compact deciduous plant will reach 2 to 3 feet in height and width at maturity. It produces numerous four-petaled yellow flowers along its branches in early spring. Show Off Starlet Forsythia x 'Minfor6' USPP 24,361 is deer resistant and grows in an upright form. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf forsythia.

Show Off Starlet Forsythia Spacing

Space multiple plants 3 to 4 feet apart on center. In general, Show Off Starlet Forsythia does not need pruning. If you feel the need to prune, make sure to do it after blooming since the flowers are produced on old wood.

Show Off Starlet Forsythia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Bloom Period: Early Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Show Off Starlet Forsythia x 'Minfor6' USPP 24,361
Common Name: Show Off Starlet Forsythia
Other Name(s): Dwarf Forsythia
Brand: Proven Winners®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Dwarfing

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

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Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Fall into Winter

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.