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How to prune forsythia

How to prune forsythia

Forsythia is a large shrub that can grow upto 10 feet tall and is naturally vase-shaped. Gardeners who are not experienced in pruning this plant will end up with box like squares or a ball shaped bush, that often looks hacked.To ensure that your forsythia looks its best follow the simple tips below; The solution to growing this shrub, is planting it in a spot where the plant has room to grow and spread to a mature size. Make sure you plan out the space in your garden, keeping in mind that forsythia is a tall wide plant. If the plant does get unruly, avoid whacking and shearing it. Prune forsythia after it starts flowering. When pruning, start with cutting the tallest, oldest branches. Start pruning from the outside and move inwards, this will help the plant open...