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Euonymus hedge

Although we clip our mature hedge,normally in September it has become far too thick and tall. It's probably 6' wide by 10' tall. I am happy to have the top cut drastically but would like to reduce the thickness.  I can't cut it in the spring as the birds nest there, I am not worried about losing the flowers.  Can I saw off some of the branches from the base and thin out others. My only worry is the plant dying, that would be disastrous. I realise it will look strange until it starts growing again.  Any help or advice appreciated. 


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    They are very tough plants, you can cut it back quite severely and it will come back.

  • Can I cut it now or does it have to me a different season does anyone know?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Which euonymous are you growing? 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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