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Harrisburg, PA
Nov 13, 2017 2:46 PM CST
I have forsythia Bushes at my new house. Now that it's mid fall,. Do they need to be trimmed? Should they be shaped? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Nov 13, 2017 3:02 PM CST

Prune your Forsythia in the spring after they bloom. Forsythia bloom on old wood (the growth from this summer).
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Name: Amy
East Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Nov 13, 2017 3:26 PM CST
I agree not to prune until after they have bloomed. Unless you prefer a formal hedge look, or need to prune out dead wood, I'd leave them to grow in their natural, gracefully arching way.

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