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Forsythia intermedia 'Show Off'


Forsythia intermedia 'Show Off' is an early spring flowering deciduous shrub with masses of fragrant yellow flowers.

Early blooming shrubs are worth their weight in gold and certainly this Forsythia intermedia is just that! 'Show Off' is a vast improvement over older varieties with a nice neat compact habit 3-6 feet tall and wide. You'll never need to prune. Yellow blooms cover the shrub from ground to branch tips in early spring. Makes for a splendid hedge or specimen plant. And don't forget to bring some of those blooms inside. If pruning, do so immediately after flowering to avoid removing flowering bud sets for next year. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Forsythia

Family: Oleaceae (The Olive Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: In open woodlands.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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