How to prune a yew hedge

How to prune a yew hedge

Find out how to prune a yew hedge, in our step-by-step guide.

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Most hedging plants, such as yew, produce a proliferation of side-shoots when the main stems are cut back.

Then, once established and clipped twice a year, the top and sides should develop a solid ‘surface’ composed of the bases of these shoots, covered with masses of new buds that will quickly cover the hedge in more new shoots.

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