Show Off™ Forsythia
Never needs pruning!
Compact and dense, it can even grow in a container.
Cultivar name: 'Mindor.' This unique shrub covers itself in earliest spring with bright yellow blooms that adorn the stems all the way from the ground to the very tips! Its dark green foliage keeps it attractive all season long, and it never needs pruning, keeping its neat and tidy shape year after year. Absolutely the first of its kind, Show Off's™ branches sub-branch and stand up, instead of arching like your typical Forsythia. Zones 4-8.
|Zone||4 - 8|
|PlantHeight||5 ft - 6 ft|
|PlantWidth||5 ft - 6 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer, Flower|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy|
|Uses||Border, Hedge, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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