My privet hedge seems to be dying. It’s at least 40 years old, but I thought you couldn’t kill them. What should I replace it with if it does die? Privet is definitely on the tough-as-old-boots list, but I have no idea what ails yours.
Why is this privet hedge dying? The hedge is about 4' tall and consists of approximately 15 plants. They were cut back severely several years ago and grew back, but this year all the plants seem to be dying, having failed to leaf out this spring and in most places reduced to bare twigs.
I have a privet hedge, about six feet tall and about 15 years old, which in now mostly bare wood except for a little green at the top. Can it be revived by cutting it down very short, or should it simply be removed and start over new?