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Pruning Step by step guides

Conifer Hedge


Step 1: Pruning twice a year gives the best result (July and September).

Step 2: Prune on a cloudy day, then there is less risk of the plant getting burnt by the sun.

Step 3: First prune the sides, working diagonally from the top to the bottom.

Step 4: Never prune back to the old wood, since a conifer hedge will not grow from here again (apart from Taxus).

Step 5: Make sure that the hedge always remains wider at the bottom than at the top.

Step 6: This means that the lowest branches also get enough light all the time.

Step 7: Then prune the top.

Step 8: The second pruning takes place in September; this ensures that the hedge is tidy when winter comes.