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Removing one-third of the thickest, oldest stems right to the ground immediately after flowers fade is the best way to prune and rejuvenate spring-flowering shrubs such as the forsythia featured in this video - as well as lilacs, bridalwreath spirea, flowering quince, and other spring-flowering shrubs.

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