Pruning Privet in the Winter
We have received a request from our neighbor to heavily prune our mature privet shrub. We would like to prune it so it is about half of its current size. Since it is winter now, I was concerned about pruning it in this cold weather. Temperatures are usually in the 30s or 40s during the day and dip down below freezing at night. I have heard that some shrubs can be safely pruned in the winter but I wasn't sure if this applies to privet. We'd like to comply with our neighbors request as long as it doesn't harm the shrub. Does anyone know if this type of shrub can be safely pruned in the winter in zone 6?