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Cutting Back a Trimmed Elaeagnus Pungens/X Ebbingei Hedge

Berkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Good evening.

I have a Elaeagnus Pungens hedge approx 7 feet in height x 4 feet wide that has been trimmed to form some useful screening to the front of my house. The hedge is quite dense and forms a nice green/yellow wall as you look out to the front.

I would like, if possible, to reduce the width of the hedge by approx 6 inches or so because it is starting to encroach on the car parking area. This would mean losing some of the dense foliage on the side of the hedge. But my question is this:

Is Elaeagnus Pungens suited to being cut back in this way? I have read that April is a good time to cut this plant back. But while I am happy to lose some of the dense foliage in the short term, I would like to be sure that it will grow back.

Any advice greatly welcome. Thanks.

On plant Elaeagnus Pungens / Elaeagnus X Ebbingei



Elaeagnus varieties do respond well to hard pruning - they will grow off old wood.

13 Apr, 2011


Many thanks, Bamboo. I think I'll be getting the clippers out very soon then. Much appreciated.

14 Apr, 2011

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