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Forsythia Bushes


Zone 22980 | Anonymous added on May 9, 2024 | Answered

Our grand forsythia bush has for the last two years had very poor color and blooms. It comes out nicely in a green bush afterwards. We are thinking to do a major pruning and cut it back close to the ground, in the hopes it will rejuvenate next Spring. This bush is probably 20 years old. I call it the ‘extrovert’ for its the first so ‘speak up’ in the Spring. Any thoughts?

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Answered on May 10, 2024

Cutting it to about 4 inches from the ground will rejuvenate it. Wait till after the blooms fade to cut it back.


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