With larger shrubs that have been transplanted, this shock may last several years.
} Jun 26, Heavy pruning to reduce the size or to tree form your Ligustrum should be performed in late winter, while the plant is dormant. Selective Pruning of Ligustrum Use a sharp pair of bypass hand pruners to selectively remove stray or damaged branches. Make your cut at a point along the branch just above the main form of the shrubnotch.clubg: Holbrook MA.
Nov 28, Pruning them back 6 to 8 inches from the ground in early spring as new growth begins promotes branching at the base of the plant and encourages root growth to help new privet shrubs Missing: Holbrook MA.
Aug 28, Privet is tough as old boots and can definitely tolerate hard pruning. Ideally cut back one side of the hedge one year, then the other side one or two years later to retain the screening effect and give the plant the best chance of shrubnotch.clubg: Holbrook MA. Wild privet is a very beautiful shrub, often used in hedges for its beautiful leafage and its humble blooming.
A summary of wild privet facts. Name – Ligustrum Family – Oleaceae Type – shrub Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary Foliage – semi-evergreen Flowering – May-June. Planting, pruning and care are all good practices that will Missing: Holbrook MA. Mar 02, Deciduous plants used for foliage, such as cork bush (Euonymus alatus) and privet, can be treated similarly.
As you cut them back, be sure to shape the plants somewhat wider at the bottom so sunlight can reach the lower branches. For flowering shrubs such as azalea, rhododendron, and lilac, pruning before they bloom removes some flowering shrubnotch.clubg: Holbrook MA.