Woody Cape Honeysuckle
I have just bought a house with a very nice privacy hedge of ficus, with Cape Honeysuckle planted about every six feet....... all on a drip system. The ficus is thick and lush, and offers total privacy, whereas the Cape Honeysuckle has become "woody" providing prying eyes with the opportunity to see into my yard. I know that pruning the tops will promote bushier growth, but are some of those woody stems even capable of producing shoots of new green? I wonder if I should just plant another Cape Honeysuckle at the base of each to grow up and fill in, or should I remove the Cape's altogether and put ficus in their place? I'm trying to find the most cost-effective alternative. Any advice is appreciated. Thx!