Privet
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When to trim privet bushes?

Zone Chicago, Il. | mollybabygirl added on April 28, 2019 | Answered

Over winter my privet turned brown. Now all green are starting to come through, Should I leave whatever brown is on the bush or remove it to make room for the green leaves.???? Also, the tops of my Boxwood got yellowed over the winter. Should I trim off the yellow areas.???

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BushDoctor
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Answered on April 29, 2019

You can prune any dead material off at any time. The privet will come back on its own, but giving it a pruning will help it to branch out.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ligustrum/growing-ligustrum-shrubs.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/boxwood/boxwood-care.htm

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