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Asked by Anonymous on April 8, 2012
Beech Hedge Cutting

I have a beech hedge running along one of my boundaries. On my neighbor’s side, it is only about 0. 5 meters deep. My side needs a severe pruning. When is the best time to do this? I have been told conflicting info.

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Nikki
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Asked by bonsaigilly on May 5, 2014
Beech Hedge Pruning

How long does it take a beech hedge to back bud after heavy pruning? When would be the best time to prune?

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theficuswrangler

This article will answer some of your questions. http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=83

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Asked by Anonymous on August 7, 2015
Beech Hedge

A large part of an old beech hedge was removed by mistake. It has been replanted but after 5 years it is struggling to get to any height. We also lost all the wildlife, particularly the birds when the mature hedge was removed. How can we get a big healthy hedge back and how long might it be expected to take?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Given that your beech is struggling to grow, I would actually recommend a hard pruning/renovation, which beeches respond well to. It can all be reduced by as much as 50 percent in height and width in a single cut. It will take a few years to be restored to its former glory but you should have a healthier more vigorous hedge. For more information, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/rejuvenation-pruning-tips.htm
https://extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/news/2012/hacking-whacking-dealing-with-overgrown-shrubs

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Asked by Richard Cox on January 15, 2017
Beech Hedge

How far apart do you plant Griselinia littoralis variegata beech hedging? I have 12 to put in the soil.

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This plant should be spaced at 2 feet apart to 2.5 feet apart. The closer spacing will form a dense hedge more quickly, while the wider spacing will eventually form a dense hedge and will allow you to cover more ground with your plants.

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Asked by Anonymous on September 19, 2017
Dead Beech Hedge

A have a beech hedge which seems to be dying. The hedge is about 10 feet high and about 40 years old. A section of the hedge has turned brown. I attach 3 photos, the first shows a general view of the hedge including a dead section, the second a view of the dead part and the third a close up of the dead leaves. What can I do about this please?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This appears to be a fungal or bacterial issue. There are a few things that you can do. I have a recipe that I use that is very broad, powerful, and most of all... safe. If you don't have every ingredient, it is ok, but please don't skimp on soil priming. It is important.

The recipe is as follows: First, you will want to prime the ground with dolomitic lime, then spread wettable sulfur to Kill off any infection in the soil. I Also like to spray the plant itself. Mix a few drops of one or more of these ingredients into warm water with a spoonful of coconut oil: Rosemary oil, lavender oil, neem oil, garlic oil, cinnamon extract/oil and for really bad cases, also add clove oil.

For other helpful information please visit this link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/root-rot-in-garden-plants.htm

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