pivot hedge

Old 03-21-03, 08:20 AM
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I have some hedge around my yard that I need to move and some I need to trim back.My question is how far can i trim the hedge back and also is there a way to get starters from the hedge. thanks bill
Old 03-21-03, 04:47 PM
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Hello Bill and Welcome to DoItYourself.com

I assume you are talking about a Privet hedge (Latin: Ligustrum sp.)...

My experience is that it is fairly easy to root cuttings, just take 18" - 24" whips from the ends of the branches and put them in buckets of water - they should start rooting in a few weeks to a month (remember to keep the buckets filled with water)

Shouldn't be any problems rooting, but depending on your timetable, you could take the cuttings and wait for them to root before removing the hedge (just to make sure you have a new supply of plants)

Also, privet can usually be pruned back very severely - they can be cut back almost to the ground and new shoots should come up from the rootstock.

Hope this helps

Old 03-22-03, 05:45 AM
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Thanks Howiek thats just what I needed. Bill

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