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New Privet Hedge

I planted a row of 29 small privet hedge plants (about 20-25 inches tall) in my front garden in February. They looked like dead sticks when I planted them. It’s now late May and some are now starting to show signs of life; however, there is only green shoots on 6 out of the 29 so far. The other 23 still look like dead sticks. I am looking after them well and the ones showing green shoots are not all in one spot – they are spread out. Will the remaining 23 come to life eventually or are they goners?


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#1 Comment By Nikki On 05/30/2014 @ 10:34 am

It is difficult to say with certainty but as long as they are alive (green beneath the bark and pliable), then they should soon begin new growth. This article will help determine if your plants are dead or just slow to start: [1]


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