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11/08/2012 at 16:52

I HAVE 4 FORSYTHIAS THAT ARE TAKING OVER MY GARDEN.

DOES ANYBODY KNOW PLEASE HOW I CAN TRIM THEM BACK AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME AND TURN THEM INTO HEDGES OR SMALL PLANTS.

 

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

11/08/2012 at 16:57

If you want them to flower next year -this is not the time to cut them-if you are not that bothered then do it now-the best time is after flowering but you will struggle to keep them as small plants and have flowers.

What height are you thinking of?

11/08/2012 at 18:27

I believe, one normally prunes just the part of the branches that have flowered, any when after June. It has always worked perfectly with mine.

11/08/2012 at 19:40
....and you can cut oldest stems back to ground level too, say just odd couple or so. Forsythia flower on wood made this year so if you cut forsythia by trimming etc you will lose flowers for next year. I prune mine pretty hard....as I said by removing odd branches to ground and removing flowered stems back to emerging shoots further back. If getting too wide cut offending branches right out. Do you want 4 forsythias?
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