Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Arnold's Dwarf Forsythia

{Picture of Arnold's Dwarf Forsythia}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Small
  • Scientific Name: Forsythia x 'Arnold's Dwarf' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Forsythia
  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 21/2-3'
  • Habit: Spreading
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    A low growing ground cover forsythia that will spread to at least 10' wide. Good for erosion control on slopes. Its yellow spring flowers will be sporadic in the Midwest.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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