Beech Hedges
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How gradually should I let my beach hedge grow from 4’ to 8’?

Zone UK | Anonymous added on December 3, 2019 | Answered

I don’t want it to become too leggy. It’s a mature hedge that has been 4’ for years. I’ve a feeling that I shouldn’t let it grow unhindered in just 1 or 2 years, so how gradual would you suggest?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on December 4, 2019

You might try skipping the August trim and see how fast it grows. Then in February, give it a trim to tidy it up and encourage more growth. Here is more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/prune-beech-hedge-trees.htm

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