Dogwood hedge advice


I planted a number of 2ft bare root common dogwood whips last march to form a hedge. They are spaced 12" apart as recommended and put on good growth with new laterals throughout last year.

My thoughts are to cut them back hard to about 6" in February to get new shoots from the base.

Am I thinking along the right lines.

Any advice greatly appreciated.



  • Thanks. Yes, was going to feed with blood fish and bone and put a mulch of manure on.

    Is the 6" right and is Feb the best time to prune?

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