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With flowering shrub hedges, prune shrubs early in the season after they bloom. Early spring is usually the best time to “shape” shrubs that flower in the last part of the summer.
Evergreen hedges should be pruned in spring and again early summer – evergreens should be shaped in late spring.
Deciduous hedges should be pruned every two weeks during the spring growth period and usually every three to four weeks in the summer.
An informal hedge should need only a once or twice a year trimming.
With a trained vine hedge you should get specific pruning instructions for each variety. Pruning will encourage greater flowering.