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We cut back some large branches of a large forsythia bush at the corner of our home 3 years ago.

It used to bloom beautifully, but last year and this spring, just a few straggly blossoms. In fairness, we had a tough spring a year ago here, very cold at blossom time, causing our cherry trees and crab apple tree to also not successfully bloom. (We're waiting now to see if they will bloom this spring.)

Will it ever come back? Plenty of green leaves!

Would it benefit from seriously cutting it back down to just a shot bush and letting all new branches grow back up -- as people sometimes do with a yew bush?

Ideas welcome. Thanks!

Vermonter
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