Hicks Yew Hedge Question
I just planted about 180' of Hicks Yew (about 60 plants) for a privacy hedge here on the Connecticut coast. The plants are 3-4' tall in ball and burlap, set into a trench, and filled with the typical manure/compost/humus/native soil mix. I used some super phosphate in the bottom, and some holly tone on top, and mulched over. The hedge looks great. My question is- should I shear the tops back now? I'm in the habit of pruning back newly transplanted shrubs, but in the case of these, I'm not sure. Each plant has several inches of new growth.