Too late to trim hedges?


Old 11-17-13, 07:55 AM
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Too late to trim hedges?

I have about 75 ft. of forsythia(?) hedges on 2 of the borders of my back yard. I usually trim them several times during the growing season. This year, due to a shoulder problem, I haven't been able to trim them since June. Now that I'm better, I'd like to trim them. The problem:most of the leaves are off, and the branches resemble a porcupine in spots. My question: will trimming them now cause any problems in the growth cycle,getting through the winter, etc.?
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Old 11-17-13, 09:14 AM
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I trimmed my late one year and the following spring they did not flower well,others in the neighborhood did.
Old 11-17-13, 11:21 AM
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I don't know about that far north but here in tenn, you can't damage them where they won't recover in short order.
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