dying privet hedge

Susan Shea asked 12 years ago

My green privet hedge appears to be failing gradually over the last number of years. It is covers quite a large area and divides the garden in half. Should I dig out and replace with new plants or should I plant a different hedge? I want to keep it formal.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Privet is very prone to honey fungus and to waterlogging damage to the roots. Honey fungus causes death of plants and spreads to the neighbouring ones.

If the drainage is good, you can use laurel or yew as evergreen replacements.