rejuvenating a hedge
sussex, United Kingdom
I have a hedge which comprises Euonymus (probably the common one - japonicus) and Eleagnus Ebingii.
The hedge is now about 10 - 11 ft high and is about 3 - 4 ft in depth and is very woody behind the outer leaves.
It needs to be drastically reduced in height - to about 8 ft high and the sides need to be reduced .
There are leaves on the sides and top of the hedge but beyond the outer leaves it appears to be very woody.
If these reductions are made leaving bare branches - will the hedge come back to life ?
Also - please can you tell me the best way to make these reductions in size and what time of the year is it best done.
- 18 Jul, 2009