Forsythia Show Off Starlet® Description
You'll greet spring with extra enthusiasm each year when Show Off Starlet forsythia (Forsythia x) is part of your garden! This Proven Winners selection boasts flowers unlike your regular old types, as they are densely packed in tight clusters along the entire length of the stem. The effect is like shimmering columns of bright gold in the landscape. Plus, it has a versatile, useful, medium size that takes up less space than conventional forsythia and makes it far more suitable to gardens and landscaping around your home.
Forsythia aren't just beautiful harbingers of spring - they're also super durable landscape plants, readily growing in difficult soils, even clay. They are unbothered by deer and rabbits and can even grow in shade (though do note that if plants get fewer than four hours of sun, flowering will not be as spectacular).
Special features: Space-saving, Proven Winners, deer resistant, rabbit resistant, shade tolerant, clay soil, cut flower.
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Full sun, Part shade
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Any soil, including clay
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- Height x width:
24-36" x 24-36"
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Accent, Border, Container gardening, Erosion control or embankment, Foundation planting, Massing, Naturalize, Ornamental, Small spaces
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- Patent #: PP24,361
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Soil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soils. Highly tolerant of clay. Established plants readily tolerate dry conditions.
Light: Sun to partial shade. Can grow in deep shade, but flowering will be severely compromised.
Water: Average water needs. Water regularly; do not over water.
Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If you want plants to grow more quickly, an application of granular rose fertilizer can be applied in early spring, and again in late spring if desired.
Winterizing: No specific care needed, though a good 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is beneficial. Branches may be clipped and brought indoor for winter blooms beginning in early-mid February.
Maintenance & pruning: Does not require regular pruning. If you wish to prune, do so in late spring, immediately after it finishes blooming.
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