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Lilac hedge - south facing...can i keep pruned to 5 or 6ft?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:22 pm    Post subject: Lilac hedge - south facing...can i keep pruned to 5 or 6ft? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I want to plant a hedge along our front wall / border. We're on a quiet road so it's moreso to gain privacy from walkers than traffic.

It's south facing so gets full sun. It's also about 25ft from the house wall.

I'm thinking a lilac hedge for a few reasons - I'd prefer deciduous to let light in during the winter, pretty flowers & scent & airy branch network.

But I'm wondering if keeping it to 5 / 6ft would end up being too much hard work at he expense of the shrub? I wouldn't want anything higher than that.

I'd also want a variety that blooms in late may/early june as we have a v important family birthday every year at that time.

Any thoughts / or other suggestions for another flowering hedge instead?

Thanks all Smile
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