Forsythia Bushes
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How do I get my forsythia bush to bloom?

Zone Michigan | fatchancemagic added on April 22, 2015 | Answered

The forsythia bush hasn't bloomed in the last two years. I prune it after it has bloomed, but maybe I'm waiting too long after it's done blooming, usually a month or more.

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shelley
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Answered on April 22, 2015

This article will help you determine the cause:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/forsythia/forsythia-not-blooming.htm

The best time for trimming forsythia is in the spring as soon as possible after the blooms fade. Forsythia sets flower buds in late summer on the growth it puts on during that years growing season. Hence, blooms are created on one year old wood.

For more information on how to prune forsythias, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/forsythia/forsythia-pruning.htm

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