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Forsythia bush, when do I trim?

Forsythia bush, when do I trim?
Posted by Mike from Ohio on 2001-04-11 13:22:01

When is the best time to trim a Forsythis bush, is it right after it flowers or later in the summer or early fall?
  • pruning forsythia
    Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b-MI on 2001-04-12 08:38:54

    As Jerry stated right after it finishes blossoming. Remove the oldest wood, all the way the the crown, first and then up to a total of 1/3 of the shrub. Oldest wood will be the darkest colored stuff with newer growth a light tan or even green.
  • forsythias
    Posted by Jerry Digman from 5b on 2001-04-11 23:38:32

    Prune just after blooming if you want blooms the following spring.


    Quoting Mike: ------------
    -When is the best time to trim a Forsythis bush, is it right after it flowers or later in the summer or early fall?
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