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privet Hedge

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From: Jim Happel
Bloomington, IL
Is this a good time to trim back privet hedge and how far can I trim them back?

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From: Sandra Mason
State Master Gardener Coordinator
Champaign/Ford/Iroquois/Vermilion Unit
Hi Jim, privets can use a good rejuvenation pruning in late February/ early March by cutting to 6-8 inches from the ground. light pruning can be done anytime.

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