Gardening and Plant FAQs

Q: When is the Best Time to Prune Forsythia?

ForsythiaPrune Forsythia immediately after flowering

Immediately after flowering is the best time to prune your Forsythia.

Cut out the shoots that have flowered, leaving the young, flowerless shoots. It is these young, flowerless shoots that will ripen in the coming year and produce flowers next spring.

If your Forsythia has not been properly pruned for a number of years it may well have become congested and choked with old wood. If this is the case, hard, drastic pruning can be used to trigger many young shoots that will still flower next spring.


Filed under FAQs: Pruning.

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