trimming times

Asked December 8, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

my sister has a large forsythia bush that needs a few ft. trimmed down. should i do this now(dec.8) or wait till spring?

Lackawanna County Pennsylvania

1 Response

I would wait till after it flowers in the spring. Otherwise you will be removing the buds that are dormant right now. If you really need to shape it - you can remove some of the tall stuff and the lower stems will still have some blossoms - it just won't be as full of flowers.