Forsythia Pruning

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Forsythia should be pruned after blooming each spring. Remove one- fourth (1/4) of the plant starting the fifth year after planting to encourage new basal shoots. Remove old wood at ground level. Never prune or cut the entire plant back by one-fourth (1/4) from the top.

For more information on pruning, see Pruning and Care of Trees and Shrubs, University of Illinois Circular U5040.

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