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Old 06-05-2007, 03:15 AM   #1
Andrew Duane
 
Default severe pruning of a big old forsythia

I have a grand old forsythia in my front yard as part of a large shrub
garden. It's 25 years old, and is now about a 12 foot radius
hemisphere. The problem is, it's getting so overgrown and "worn out"
that there is little new growth or bloom on it. I did some small
pruning two years ago which helped a little, but I think it's time for
something more drastic. And since pruning time is coming up, I'm here
for advice.

I know forsythias can take a licking and keep on ticking, so I'm
wondering how far I can cut out old growth on this one. It is a very
healthy plant with a good solid root system. I "think" I saw a
gardening show once that said you can basically cut the whole thing
off at a couple of inches above ground and, if the roots are healthy,
it will completely regrow as all new vibrant growth. Has anyone ever
tried that?

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Old 06-05-2007, 03:15 AM   #2
Stubby
 
Default Re: severe pruning of a big old forsythia


Andrew Duane wrote:
> I have a grand old forsythia in my front yard as part of a large shrub
> garden. It's 25 years old, and is now about a 12 foot radius
> hemisphere. The problem is, it's getting so overgrown and "worn out"
> that there is little new growth or bloom on it. I did some small
> pruning two years ago which helped a little, but I think it's time for
> something more drastic. And since pruning time is coming up, I'm here
> for advice.
>
> I know forsythias can take a licking and keep on ticking, so I'm
> wondering how far I can cut out old growth on this one. It is a very
> healthy plant with a good solid root system. I "think" I saw a
> gardening show once that said you can basically cut the whole thing
> off at a couple of inches above ground and, if the roots are healthy,
> it will completely regrow as all new vibrant growth. Has anyone ever
> tried that?
>

I take off 1/3 of the oldest stumps every Spring after blooming.
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:15 AM   #3
Data
 
Default Re: severe pruning of a big old forsythia

On Apr 30, 6:17 pm, Andrew Duane <andrew_l_du...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a grand old forsythia in my front yard as part of a large shrub
> garden. It's 25 years old, and is now about a 12 foot radius
> hemisphere. The problem is, it's getting so overgrown and "worn out"
> that there is little new growth or bloom on it. I did some small
> pruning two years ago which helped a little, but I think it's time for
> something more drastic. And since pruning time is coming up, I'm here
> for advice.
>
> I know forsythias can take a licking and keep on ticking, so I'm
> wondering how far I can cut out old growth on this one. It is a very
> healthy plant with a good solid root system. I "think" I saw a
> gardening show once that said you can basically cut the whole thing
> off at a couple of inches above ground and, if the roots are healthy,
> it will completely regrow as all new vibrant growth. Has anyone ever
> tried that?


If you really want to be drastic with this Forsythia - and it sounds
like you need to be - then cut the whole thing back to within say 18in
of the ground. In around 4-5 weeks it will start to shoot again, and
then you can better control it in subsequent years. (It will probably
get back up to around 3 feet during this first year after cutting
back.)
There is a pruning guide on here if you need it. www.gardenseeker.com
Regards
Data

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Old 06-05-2007, 03:15 AM   #4
Data
 
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On May 7, 9:26 am, Data <gardensee...@btconnect.com> wrote:
> On Apr 30, 6:17 pm, Andrew Duane <andrew_l_du...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > I have a grand old forsythia in my front yard as part of a large shrub
> > garden. It's 25 years old, and is now about a 12 foot radius
> > hemisphere. The problem is, it's getting so overgrown and "worn out"
> > that there is little new growth or bloom on it. I did some small
> > pruning two years ago which helped a little, but I think it's time for
> > something more drastic. And since pruning time is coming up, I'm here
> > for advice.

>
> > I know forsythias can take a licking and keep on ticking, so I'm
> > wondering how far I can cut out old growth on this one. It is a very
> > healthy plant with a good solid root system. I "think" I saw a
> > gardening show once that said you can basically cut the whole thing
> > off at a couple of inches above ground and, if the roots are healthy,
> > it will completely regrow as all new vibrant growth. Has anyone ever
> > tried that?

>
> If you really want to be drastic with this Forsythia - and it sounds
> like you need to be - then cut the whole thing back to within say 18in
> of the ground. In around 4-5 weeks it will start to shoot again, and
> then you can better control it in subsequent years. (It will probably
> get back up to around 3 feet during this first year after cutting
> back.)
> There is a pruning guide on here if you need it.www.gardenseeker.com
> Regards
> Data


I was being lazy - here is the full url http://www.gardenseeker.com/pruning/pruning_shrubs.htm
It is at the bottom of the page.
D

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