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Topic: When to buy/plant forsythia bushes?

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Subject: When to buy/plant forsythia bushes?
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 5:36 PM ET
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I love forsythia bushes and want to add some to my yard.  I live in New England and when these bloom it is a sure sign that the warmer weather is here.  Does anyone know when to buy/plant these bushes? 

Date Posted: 5/8/2009 8:48 PM ET
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Early spring and autumn are the best times to plant them, here. I've got a bunch of 2-3' plants that I took off of my monster plant earlier in the year, if you're interested in a trade or want a couple for postage. :)
Date Posted: 5/19/2009 2:31 AM ET
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They are really easy to root from cuttings.  (I grew up near Chicago.  They don't grow well here in California.  Not cold enough to trigger them to bloom.)

Subject: Easy to grow forsythia
Date Posted: 10/13/2009 6:03 PM ET
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You don't need to buy plants.....if you have one, or access to others, simply cut a new stem (as it buds is best), stratify the lower stem with a knife very carefully....little light scrapes or cuts, and put it in the ground.  Keep well watered for first season.  Do not feed.  You want the roots to grow and if you feed it, the top parts will grow and not enough roots develop to keep through next winter.   Feed following spring.


If you have an old plant that has gotten really straggelly you can do one of two things depending on how bad it is.  First choice is to cut out the old stems down to the ground......if that doesnt give you what you want, simply cut the entire plant down to the ground (couple inches above the soil) in the early spring, as early as possible, and let it regrow.


An amazing plant.

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Date Posted: 2/18/2011 10:06 PM ET
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