Box Hedging

Peg Dunne asked 10 years ago

When is the correct time to clip my box hedge and is there any special way?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Box heding can be clipped at any time from April to August, but usually after the new growth has shot out in summer and do not clip too late in the year.

The maount taken off is close to the source of the new growth. This leaves a little bit of growth each year and eventually the hedge gets broader and taller and may need hard cutting back which can be done in late spring, and followed by feeding and watering in any dry spell of more than a week.