How to prune early-flowering shrubs

Discover how to prune early-flowering shrubs such as winter honeysuckle, flowering currants and forsythia.

You can quickly reinvigorate a mature early-flowering shrub by pruning it back after flowering. Monty Don tackles a winter-flowering honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), showing you where and how much to cut in order to generate new shoots that will carry fragrant blooms next winter and early spring. He also lists other suitable candidates.

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