Forsythia Bushes

When to Trim a Forsythia Bush and How

Anonymous added on September 1, 2011 | Answered

I trimmed back my Forsythia late last year and I hardly got any flowers this spring. This was the first year I didn't get a lot of flowers. I do believe I did something incorrect. Did I trim back too much, or too late, or what? Any hint (like your article on Lilacs) would be of great help.

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Answered on September 2, 2011

Pruning is usually limited to spring after flowering; however, a light trim in the fall will not harm the shrub. It will simply inhibit the flowering of next season's blooms. Here is an article that you may find helpful:

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