Big rhodos -- can I prune way down?
I have about 30 feet of rhodos against by house, serving as a hedge/foundation cover. When I bought the house 9 years ago, they were below the window height. Now, they are almost seven feet tall, and looking over grown. And they block my house and windows.
Rather than remove them, I'd like to consider a severe cut back of them. The problem is, if I top them by two feet each, I'm cutting off all the green, leaving just brown wood on top.
If I do that, will leaves grow from the cuts and fill in? Is this an okay idea? Or should I really take them out and start over?