Bareroot plants
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Forsythia : SHOW OFF STARLET 30-60cm (12-24") plant


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Forsythia bushes are one of the very first harbingers of spring, bursting into a cheery display of golden-yellow blossoms almost before the snow is all gone. If you are a beekeeper, you might want to consider planting one or two of these shrubs next to your hives, to provide a handy source of nectar just as soon as the bees wake up. The flowers are borne on the previous year's growth, so any pruning should be done immediately after flowering to ensure blooms are produced the following year. Another convincing reason to fit the forsythia into your landscape is the medicinal value of various parts of this plant. Laboratory studies have confirmed the anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of the seed pods as well as the roots. Both the blossoms and the young leaves are edible and can be used for tea and syrups.

(Forsythia x intermedia 'Minfor6')
Show Off Starlet® packs quite a punch for it's petite size with the first fabulous flower display of the spring season. This compact selection becomes a solid mass of bright yellow blossoms right from the base to the tip.
Mature size is 60-90cm (2-3') tall and wide.



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