Here’s an updated photo to show you how well this Forsythia responded to this pruning. Since I pruned it on the video I’ve pruned I’ve taken thousands of cuttings from these two plants and pruned them again after taking the cuttings.
The above photo is one of the Forsythia that I trimmed in this video that we shot at the end of November 2011. I took this photo in early April 2012 just as the plant was starting putting out new growth. Notice how many new sprouts (branches) that are appearing down low on this plant. With regular pruning throughout the growing season this plant will be nice and full. Not stragly and lanky as it was before I ‘brutally’ pruned it last fall.
Don’t be afraid to prune your plants. They need it!
And here it now, I just took this photo this morning, April 13, 2013. Still dormant, ready to bloom, full as can be. In a few days I’m going to move these two plants out of the nursery and into a landscaping bed where they will remain forever. Here’s the interesting thing. These two plants will supply me with a lifetime supply of cuttings for the nursery. Tens of thousands of cuttings!