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Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
  • Height 1.5-2.5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 1.5-2.5 Feet Wide

This Forsythia is a beautiful addition to any spring garden or landscape! The golden yellow flowers that bloom in the early spring are sure to wow. It has a dwarf habit, making it a great option for smaller spaces or containers. It is also resistant to deer and very adaptable.

The Show off Sugar Baby Forsythia has dark green foliage that makes a perfect contrast to its golden yellow blooms. The bloom season for this Forsythia begins early in the spring and lasts the whole season. This plant can be used as a stunning focal point in any landscape. Uses also include border planning, as a thriller in containers, and its cut flowers are sure to compliment your spring arrangements.

Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia Care

This Forsythia needs to be planted in full sun to part sun, ensuring that it receives four to six hours of sun per day. It has average water needs and soil should be well drained. Loose soil is the preference of this plant, but it is highly adaptable. It can adapt to all soils with varying PH levels and can tolerate city conditions. Fertilize in the spring with a controlled release fertilizer.

Pruning Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia should be kept to a minimum. If you choose to prune the shrub, do it immediately after flowering in early summer.

Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia Spacing

When planting your Show off Sugar Baby Forsythia, spacing should be 24-36 inches, center on center. Proper spacing will prevent crowding and allow your plant to flourish.

Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 1.5-2.5 Feet
Spread: 1.5-2.5 Feet
Spacing: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia x 'NIMBUS' USPP 23,838
Common Name: Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia
Other Name(s): Dwarf Forsythia
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Dwarfing

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

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.

3 Reviews - Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia Show Reviews

  • 5
    Looks like they are growing just...

    Posted by Joseph Scott on Jun 20th 2021

    Looks like they are growing just fine

  • 5
    Just planted it yesterday and it’s looking good!...

    Posted by Kathy Hudson on Jun 5th 2020

    Just planted it yesterday and it’s looking good! Very happy with it.

  • 5
    Show Off® Sugar Baby®...

    Posted by Customer on May 17th 2020

    Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia