forsythia bush grows best on a site that has full sun or light
shade. The forsythia bush is deciduous and they drop their
leaves in the fall and are effective screens mainly during
the growing season. Forsythia bushes are rapid growers and
will fill in an area very quickly.
One of the most frequently asked questions about the forsythia
bush is when to prune. Pruning the forsythia bush after flowering
is the most widely used method. Cut out about one-third of
the old woody growth. This encourages new young growth, which
will supply the next season's flowers. Another pruning method
is to tip prune the forsythia bush. The tip pruning will result
in several new growths developing at that point and the plant
will become bushier and more prolific in its flowering.