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Show Off Sugar Baby Dwarf Forsythia Shrubs
Forsythia Show Off Sugar Baby'
If you've wanted to enjoy the early spring flowers of forsythia but didn't have the room for a large sprawling shrub, your wait is over. Sugar Baby Forsythia has all the flower-power of it's bigger brothers in a smaller package. This dwarf forsythia fits into just about any space in even the smallest of landscapes.
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|2 Gallon Pot||$47.95||
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Show Off® Sugar Baby® forsythia is a true dwarf selection that will deliver more flowers per inch to create an outstanding spring display. A very compact, dwarf plant that provides lots of spring color in a small space and does not require pruning.
The Show off Sugar Baby Forsythia has wonderful dark green foliage that makes a perfect backdrop to its golden yellow blooms. The bloom season for this Forsythia begins early in the spring and lasts until mid spring. This deer-resistant shrub makes a stunning focal point in any landscape but also is at home in a container. The flowers can be cut and brought inside for use in your spring arrangements.
|Mature Height:||2 to 2.5 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part shade|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late spring after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators.|
How to Care for Show Off Sugar Baby Dwarf Forsythia Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sugar Baby Forsythia plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Sugar Baby Forsythia to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Spring Glory Forsythia: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Sugar Baby Forsythia a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.