Pruning Privet Hedge Back. By: Sandy Feather ©2008 Penn State Extension. Q. I have a small, very old, privet hedge that needs to be renovated by cutting it back severely.
Your privet can be grown informally as a single specimen or in the back of a border, which won't require much pruning. If you have several planted close together for a more formal privacy hedge, you will want to prune it back at least two or
For mature privet hedges, cut back to an inch past where new growth starts. Newly planted privets can be trained by cutting back 3 inches for every foot of new growth.
I will try cutting two feet off the top of the six-seven foot hedge and tapering its entire height almost to a point at the top. I am assuming that this probably should not be too severe a cut back even in hot early summer weather.
When and how hard can I cut back a privet hedge? It's nearly 1m wide, could do with it being 1/2 of this. It's on one boundary of my garden so don't want it to look that much of a mess.
My first house had a back yard enclosed by hedges of California privet (L. ovalifolium). The privet grew so fast it would blur a photo.
How to prune a privet hedge. When it comes to pruning privet, forget about the niceties of picking which stem to cut and which to leave. There is no need for fannying about. just choose a line and cut everything back to that level.
I have found that even the clippings from my privet start taking root if they fall into nearby pots when I've been cutting the hedge.
Experts even cut back young privet, hawthorn and Cornelian hedge plants once more a year later – just as low.
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