Growing unruly forsythia

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    What’s the deal when forsythia starts growing sideways? On this week’s You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath will discuss the layering aspect of this abundant Spring bloomer; and reveal how its extra sugars can cut your Japanese beetle problems in half!

    Question of the Week:

    I currently have a forsythia that is growing along the ground. I heavily pruned it after flowering last year (after letting it grow out of control for years). Is there something I should do to control it now? Or just leave it be?
    —Jason in Kettering, Ohio

    What to do when forsythia becomes a ground cover »

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