How to bring "escaped" euonymus hedge back under control?

Asked July 1, 2019, 11:49 AM EDT

There is a hedge of Euonymus shrubs on our property boundary. It hasn't been pruned or trimmed in recent years. Any recommendations on what can be done with it, when and how to proceed? Thanks

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1 Response

Prune as soon as you can--before July 15.

You can cut back as much as 1/3 of the shrub each year. From the photos, it looks like that would handily get your euonymus under control.

Here's help with how to prune: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/pruning-shrubs-and-hedges

Ellen