Arnold Dwarf Forsythia (Forsythia ‘Arnold Dwarf’)

Arnold Dwarf Forsythia

Profuse blooms on a dwarf Forsythia, the Arnold Dwarf Forsythia (Forsythia ‘Arnold Dwarf’) is an excellent low-growing, but wide-spreading groundcover type ornamental flowering shrub. It flowers profusely in the very early spring before the leaves appear! Creating carpets of gold long-petalled delight!

The lance-shaped dark green summer foliage develops a bronze-green fall color. Arnold is a smaller size Forsythia that provides both late winter color in the landscape and cut branches for indoor bloom when flowers are scarce.

Arnold Forsythia handles USDA growing zones 4 to 8 heat and chill and are fast-growing, spreading groundcover ornamentals. Reaching 3-4 feet in height but spreading 7 feet in width. These plants are highly adaptable to about anything your climate can throw at them.

Planting and Application:

Forsythia like these makes excellent erosion control and slows rainwater, especially on slopes and hard-to-mow hillsides! To keep it in its smallest form, simply trim it to the ground after bloom to encourage new growth and more flowers the next year! Use Arnold as a single specimen to accent around larger trees, in colorful groupings, or in long rows before foundation plantings! It keeps a low profile around the end of your driveway for a vivid welcome home without blocking your view!

A moderately fast grower, Arnold creates a desirable border, covers ground en masse to fill voids, and is an ideal facer shrub in the landscape! What makes this an excellent groundcover? Arnold Dwarf reroots as it spreads! You’ll effortlessly enjoy naturalized fill and colorful colonies of gold and green! If allowed to arch to the ground, the branches will root and spread, creating tidy thickets!

Got a large pot to fill? Add an Arnold Forsythia and let it spill over the edges for a gorgeous garden or patio focal point!

  • Bright Gold Full-Sized Spring Blooms
  • Low But Wide-Growing Rooting Groundcover
  • Bright Green Leaves All Growing Season
  • Bronze Foliage in Autumn
  • Specimens, Containers, En Masse & Landscape Filler

Tips for Care:

Flowering Forsythias are deciduous shrubs that tolerate nearly all well-drained soil types and prefer full sun for best bloom, but Dwarf Forsythia will tolerate partial shade. 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 by either shearing down low or trimming to shape. Every 305 years, perform renewal pruning 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 immediately after planting and reapply according to label directions.

  • Blooms Best in Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Highly Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Fertility Needs
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them

Low and lovely, the Arnold Dwarf Forsythia will fill your landscape in vivid gold each spring and deep green spreading beauty all growing season long!

Arnold Dwarf Forsythia (Forsythia ‘Arnold Dwarf’) Details

Common name Arnold Dwarf Forsythia
Botanical name Forsythia 'Arnold Dwarf'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Fast
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 6 - 7 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Yellow