CarolM
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Forsythia

Zone #5...When can I prune so I'll still have flowering in the Spring?
When can I prune forsythia? Zone #5

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applestar
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Forsythia should be pruned in late spring soon after flowers have dropped. I think early summer at the latest.

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Yep, a little late to prune this year without affecting flowering. Or...you could wait, prune them in late winter and "force" the stems to bloom inside; so you get to enjoy them and see them pruned ahead of Spring as well.

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