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Hybrid poplar pruning

Hi!  I have some hybrid poplars planted for privacy at the bottom of my garden, they were about 8ft tall when planted In early 2020 and have gained quite a good amount of height, but I'd like to see them bulk out a bit, any advice on how to do this would be appreciated .  Thanks 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,949
    Bumping up to see if anyone can help  :)
  • Thanks ☺️ I popped it into problem solving too in case this was the wrong place! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,138
    Poplars are a light and airy tree ... thickening up is not in their nature ... I think pruning would destroy their natural elegance ... they will get thicker and more leafy as they mature ... they're likely to grow very tall. Do you know which hybrid they are?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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