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Forsythia Show Off Sugar Baby™
ENLARGE IMAGE From Proven Winners comes this space saving ultra-compact Forsythia
  • Forsythia Sugar Baby is very deer resistant
  • Forsythia Sugar Baby grows nearly everywhere
  • Forsythia Sugar Baby grows well in part shade

Forsythia Show Off Sugar Baby™

Small shrub, BIG display
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Small plant, BIG show!
  • Classic spring time color grows nearly anywhere
  • Space-saving dwarf habit
  • Very deer resistant
  • Grows 18-30" tall and wide
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Forsythia Show Off Sugar Baby™ Description

For so many of us, nothing says spring like a bright yellow forsythia in full bloom. However, conventional forsythias tend to be really big, taking up more than their fair share of room in the garden. Enter Show Off Sugar Baby forsythia (Forsythia x)! This special Proven Winners flowering shrub comes from France, where it was developed especially for its dwarf, space-saving habit and ability to bloom along the entire length of the stem. Flowers are packed closely together in tight clusters for a display that easily outperforms any others you've seen or grown.

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.

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Forsythia 'Nimbus'
  • Common name:
    Flowering forsythia
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun, Part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quarts
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Clay
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    18-30" x 18-30"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Accent, Border, Container gardening, Erosion control or embankment, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Naturalize, Ornamental, Small spaces
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #: PP23,838



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.
Spacing: 24-36"
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.