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23/04/2013 at 20:35
I have a hornbeam hedge that I planted 4 years ago that has never been pruned. Will it make the hedge denser if I prune it? Am I too late this year and what is the technique to use? Thanks.
23/04/2013 at 22:29

It will make it more dense. It's still quite young so it's not a problem yet. The time to prune hornbeam hedges is August/September. You can do it with a hedge cutter, cutting the sides and along the top, keeping the bottom a bit wider than the top, not just straight up. I have one. Eventually it will get tall, even with cutting it and then it can be shortened by cutting the top off, but then mine is over 20 years old.

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