recently planted whitehorn hedge

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Sile Ni Bhaoill asked 12 years ago

We recently planted around 300 metres of White Thorn Hedge on our property. It is about 2 ft in height and planted 18 inches apart. We were advised to prune it back to about 6 inches. Is this true and when should we do this.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This depends. If the plants were leggy, then they need to be cut down in their first winter. If they were bushye with growth low down, they can be left. Make sure to control weeds at the base as this can lead to a leggy hedge.