Privet Hedges

claudialina10(7)April 15, 2010

I have a ton of privet hedges surrounding my driveway. I've neglected them over the past few years, and I noticed that they have become "top heavy" - growth on top, bare on the bottom. Today, I cut them down by about 1/2 (they are about waist high now).

Is it the right time to do this? They look pretty pathetic right now... when can I expect new growth to come in on these left over branches?

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auntyara(5a)

I'm pretty sure you can prune privets any time you want. Mine are MONSTERS lol. I'm thinking of killing them and replacing with a smaller growing variety, like golden victory. they're pricey but only get about 6ft tall.
yours should leaf out soon. don't worry, they can take a beating.
:)Laura

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