Show Off® Starlet Forsythia

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SKU
11392

For an explosion of bright gold in early spring, your landscape needs the Show Off® Starlet Forsythia (Forsythia x 'Minfor6') features early spring blooms in a bright gold profusion of four-petaled blooms from tip to stem. Butterflies love them!

These are dramatic spring flowering plants and are just the cure you need to shrug off the winter doldrums! Snip a few stems in the winter to force in a vase for an early sneak peek as a floral bouquet! Show Off® Starlet has a nice and tidy compact, upright habit and fills out after the blooms fade in dark green lance-shaped leaves that turn bronze in autumn.

Show Off® Starlet is air pollution tolerant, along with being deer resistant, these are easy-to-grow deciduous shrubs! Hardy throughout USDA growing zone 5 to 8, and growing about 2-3 feet tall and spreading to a 3-4 foot spread!

Planting and Application:

Show Off® Starlet makes a great choice for an accent plant in mixed borders or foundation plantings! Mix and match with early and later blooming Forsythia and other spring flowering shrubs! For a special show, mingle some of Starlet's big sister Show Off® Forsythia and its little brother Show Off® Sugar Baby® for a high and low layered effect! Forsythia looks great in its natural form to save you time with pruning!

Allow this shrub to become the superstar of your spring plantings! Use it in a high-profile part of your landscape and make people smile! Make people slow down as they drive past! Show Off® is definitely not your typical Forsythia! Little Show Off® Starlet can be grown in outdoor pots on a sunny front porch. Give it regular water to add lavish color and privacy to your small space garden, porch and patio, or even the dramatic feature in a container garden!

The summer foliage makes Show Off® Starlet a perfect low-growing privacy screen and backdrop plant. For a high-impact look, line your driveway or property line with a long hedge! Plant a mass planting to fill open ground on commercial properties or bright rows leading customers to your doorstep! Can you imagine how much attention your business will receive in spring?

Add to a diversified slope-plantings as an accent that helps reduce soil erosion. You'll punctuate the overall look with bold springtime color!

  • Bright Yellow Flowers in Early Spring
  • Upright Branches & Deep Green Leaves
  • Bronzy Fall Color
  • Great Compact Form Develops Naturally
  • Fabulous Specimen Plants, Hedges, Slopes & Backdrops

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Forsythia shrubs grow best in full sun, and well-drained soil that sheds water quickly after a rainfall. If needed, mound up an elevated planting site with additional soil 18 inches high by three feet wide and plant in that mound. Apply a medium amount of water on a regular basis. Keep container plants well-hydrated, as well. Providing a good layer of mulch will help keep the root system cool and moist.

Prune right after flowering is done. Every so often, prune the largest, thickest canes out at ground level to keep your shrub rejuvenated and healthy. Deer don't prefer the taste. However, deer are hungry and curious. Apply repellent when you plant, and reapply according to label directions.

  • Full Sun Flowering Shrubs
  • Any Well-Drained Soil - Flourishes in Alkaline Conditions
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Adaptable & Hardy

For a dazzling early spring display in a compact shrub, you can't go wrong with the Show Off® Starlet Forsythia! Order these darling bloomers to brighten your spring today from Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Show Off® Starlet Forsythia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Forsythia x 'Minfor6'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering