I've had a good go at a Privet hedge today that had grown to about 4-5 feet wide and on my side of the garden from my neighbours had grown quite spindly. i…
Hedges need to be cut back to 30cm after planting, and prune for first two years; then trim during the growing season.
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Susceptible to aphids, thrips, fungus, wilt and miners.