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By Woodii

United Kingdom Gb

Hi. I have just moved into a new home in Norfolk where there is a hedge of Spirea Billardii of about 6-7feet tall. My gardening books say that I should prune this in early spring to just above ground level and that t will flower on the new growth of this year. My question is - will it grow back to 6-7feet tall in this one season. If not, then how do I prune it to maintain a nice flowering 6-7 foot hedge please. I would be grateful for any help.

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I think you might find your book recommends cutting down to six inches in its first year to create a hedge. As yours is now mature, just cut it to shape after it flowers.

10 Mar, 2010


Okay, Thanks very much Bamboo. I will follow your suggestion.

10 Mar, 2010


Welcome to GOY and Norfolk Woodii ... I agree with Bamboo , keep it trimmed to the shape and height you want it to be .........

11 Mar, 2010

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