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Q.Can I cut back privet shrubs just after planting

Zone KA6 7SL | ian.thomson167 added on July 17, 2018 | Answered

Shrubs are too tall and nothing growing from bottom

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Answered on July 17, 2018

Cutting back privet now is OK. Instead of just removing some of the top growth, remove a few of the largest stems to the ground. This opens up the shrub letting in more light which triggers new leafy growth. Old wood doesn't bloom as well as younger wood so annually removing old wood helps to keep privet blooming vigorously.

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