Unhappy With Forsythias In Front Of House
My other shrubs are nicely manicured and shaped but there were some bare spots in the front. The gardener suggested forsythia. I loved the flowers but hate the wild, unkempt look of the plants. They are mostly just long branches. I thought it was more of a shrub. They were recently put in. I also read that you can't really shape them or they will just bloom at their tops.
Do these fill out, and get more smaller branches. How long do they usually bloom for, They are tall, but spindly. I would think if they got that tall they would have also had more branching. I didn't know you can't shape them. I would like the tops squared off like my other shrubs.
Do gardeners take something out and replace it if you're unhappy with something? I'm also annoyed that he put in 36 tiny impatien plants late in the season 2 days ago, and charged me $75. Should two 5' foot forsythias cost $175 to put in? This is in Brooklyn, NY. Thanks!