Yet another privet hedge pruning question
Every post I've read talks about planting privet hedges in the spring and when they should be pruned the first time. I planted 40 of them last fall. Each is between 10 and 18" high. They are all one single stick. I want to make sure I grow very thick shrubs, so when should I cut them back for the first time? And by how much? They have leaf buds, but no leaves yet.