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Q.shortening a boxwood hedge

Zone Seattle washington | melish10@aol.com added on October 22, 2017 | Answered

Would like to shorten an old boxwood hedge. Currently hedge is 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Would like to cut down to 4 feet but same width. There are some leaves about 6 inches from top in the center of the bushes. I am thinking I would start by cutting 6 inches off the top every year for four years. Is this reasonable?

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Answered on October 22, 2017

It sounds like you have the right idea. Here is an article that will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/boxwood/trimming-boxwood-bushes.htm

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