pruning boxwood hedge
I have a very old (30 years at least) boxwood hedge, which is spindly and unattractive. Can it be pruned and, if so, how or do I have to take it out?
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I would recommend that your boxwood shrubs undergo what is called a "renewal pruning" which is a multi-year pruning process which involves pruning it back in stages. Renewal pruning is described in detail here: https://extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/news/2012/hacking-whacking-dealing-with-overgrown-shrubs
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