Do I need to prune my hedging plants on arrival?

It is a good idea to give your new hedge a light prune straight after planting. This will encourage new growth in your hedge whilst also creating a uniformed shape from the start and will ensure all of your hedge plants grow at a similar rate. 

The only exception to this rule is Box hedging. Box should not be pruned straight after planting as the roots of Buxus plants require a little longer than other hedge plants to fully establish.

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