When should you prune forsythia?
Q: When should I prune my forsythia? A: The best time of year to prune forsythia depends on whether or not your shrub is overgrown. If your forsythia is a bit of a mess and in need of pruning, we recommend pruning in late winter or early spring – prior to any growth taking place…Read More
Can all shrubs be pruned hard the same way as forsythia?
Q. Can all shrubs be pruned hard the same way as forsythia? A. Forsythia is a shrub I put in a class I call “The Many.” That means when you look at the plant, it has many stems growing out of the ground (4-5 or more), rather than just one or two. Most forsythia clearly…Read More
How do I prune an overgrown forsythia?
Q: My forsythia bush has grown out of control! What can I do to reduce the size, encourage more blooms, or otherwise tidy it up? A: Most forsythia plants need to be regularly pruned. Why? Because healthy, full-sized forsythia shrubs can grow stems as long as 8 feet in one year! If your space is…Read More