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.
While your beech hedge is growing, it's best to trim it in winter.
One light cut, just nipping off the ends of the new growth is all it needs.
How long does it take a beech hedge to back bud after heavy pruning? When would be the best time to prune?
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?
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:
How far apart do you plant Griselinia littoralis variegata beech hedging? I have 12 to put in the soil.
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.
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?
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
Hi, I have a recently planted bare root beech hedge -- a mixture of green and copper. The majority of them are growing but about 10-15% of them are either dead leaves now, not budding, or the buds have fallen off. Any ideas why this would be and will these grow back?
I appears overwatered. If it remains wet in your country or area, then this will be the culprit. The best thing to do from here will be to put something in for preventative measures.
My recommendation is a 1/4 cup of DOLOMITIC LIME and a Teaspoon of WETTABLE SULFUR per shrub. Scatter this around the soil to prevent future infection.
For now, you should treat with a fungicide. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
The growth will grow back once it is established, and healthy. This article will help you to care for Beech Trees regardless of whether it is tree or hedge form: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/beech/beech-trees-in-landscapes.htm
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?
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: