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Spring Fling® Forsythia

First Editions Plants

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
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$78.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

The bright, sunny yellow flowers of the Spring Fling® Forsythia are one of the first signs of the changing seasons. This shrub is a prolific bloomer, and each arching branch will be covered in flowers from base to tip during the early spring. This cultivar holds its blooms longer than other Forsythias, so you can thoroughly enjoy the bright flowers. The shrub transitions from sunny yellow to medium green when the leaves emerge as the flowers fade.

Feature the Spring Fling® Forsythia along the back of a mixed bed. As one of the first plants to bloom in the spring, this bush is a natural focal point early in the growing season, but provides a consistent green backdrop when everything else catches up. Use Spring Fling® to create a hedge or foundation planting and define different areas of a yard. Trim the stems to display the yellow flowers in a vase. Grow this Forsythia in zones 5 through 8.

Spring Fling® Forsythia Care

This shrub is not picky about soil quality as long as it is moist and promotes drainage. Full sun is necessary for this beauty to look its best. New plants need consistent water for the first growing season, while established shrubs are drought tolerant and only need water during a dry spell. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

The Spring Fling® Forsythia is a deciduous shrub with a naturally rounded and compact form. Remove dead or damaged growth as necessary, but pruning is not generally needed.

Spring Fling® Forsythia Spacing

At 5 to 6 feet tall and wide, the Spring Fling® Forsythia is a medium-sized shrub. Space shrubs 5 to 6 feet apart to create a hedge.

Spring Fling Forsythia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet
Habit: Mounded, Upright
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Description: Bright Yellow
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Bright Green Foliage
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Spring Fling Forsythia
Other Name(s): Forsythia
Scientific Name: Forysthia 'UMNFOR01' PPAF
SKU:
1231015145-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

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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