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Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia x

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
30" 30"
Height
18 - 30"
Spread
18 - 30"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    Bright yellow early spring flowers. Dwarf habit. Outstanding flower display. Deer resistant.

    Resists: 
    Deer
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Specimen plant; mixed borders.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Prefers a good, loose soil, but is very adaptable. pH adaptable, air pollution tolerant, withstands city conditions. Does not need heavy pruning. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering. Old stems can be cut to the ground. Fertilize in spring.

    Tiny plant, big color!

    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.

     

    Show Off® Sugar Baby® Forsythia x 'NIMBUS' USPP 23,838, Can 4,608
  • 2 Reviews

    • I'm working with one I got from the wholesale nursery I used to work at, that has great fall color....goes from green...to gold...to what I call Merlot....have pics if you'like to see....markdscherer@hotmail.com

      Mark D. Scherer
      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Planted springof 2016 and it grew well in a hot, dry summer with weekly watering. Pretty poor soil conditions too. Didn't do much this first year, but it survived. And that says a lot for the area I planted it in. Can't wait to see it next spring.

      Lisa
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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