Hedges: Pruning Cedar Hedge

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by StefMuller, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. StefMuller

    StefMuller New Member

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    I'm looking for some advice. I have a cedar hedge that I neglected to prune last year and now it's way too big. If I cut it back beyond the green ends and thereby get rid of all or almost all of the needles, will it grow back over time? I'd like to cut it way back to get it back under control. I realize it will look bad for a while (does anybody have an idea how long?) but I'm willing to accept that. Thanks.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Sorry, no you can't expect a good recovery from cutting back farther than the outer shell of leafy branches.
     
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    StefMuller New Member

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    Although that's not the answer I was hoping for, thanks for responding.
     

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